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I learned yesterday that the etymology of 'reconsider' is to examine the stars again

by Kristen Taylor

New york — Etymologies aren’t meanings, but as histories of word formation, they make visible how a given word, or part of one, was used at a certain time by a group of people speaking a shared language. On Friday nights around midnight in college, I would hug my knees at the base of the grassy semicircle and listen as terrible dance music poured from the Greek houses. I would look up at the constellations ...

#100HappyDays, gardening, Kindness

Day 21 #100HappyDays: Tomato planting

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — I’ve been looking forward to the hour of daylight on my balcony all day! Happiness is planting seeds and the sense of hope and wonderment of what might come up. And I bumped into one of my knights-in...

Kindness, Family, manners

The Niceties in Context.

by Victoria Wells

Saskatoon — I consider myself strong and independent. I do admit that over the course of the last two years I have strongly doubted my abilities and my intuition. However, coming out of where I have been, looking...

Kindness, Thankyou, Goodbye

Meaningful last words...

by Laura Vivas

Prescott — Today I was reminded of this sites closing and I felt as though I should thank all of you who have taken time out of your busy lives to read my thoughts. I am forever grateful because this writing com...

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