Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

There are times when I think of Fisher, bent over his bag of tools, and wish that he could build more than just objects, that he could take bones and skin and souls and nail and screw them together in different patterns. That he could take the raw materials and build me a new self…

I say tomato, He says tomahto

My kids got a bit shafted on the mother tongue front.  Although they have dual citizenship, both my husband and I hail from English-speaking backgrounds.  He speaks raisonnable French, enough to roughly translate the menu as “something beef with something something red sauce”.  I can carry on a basic conversation en español después de dos o tres…

Words

This post started off as something very different than how it shall end. It started with the dictionary I keep on my desk, a big old heavy Oxford with 1000 + pages of words.  Which got me to wondering when the last time I used a physical dictionary as opposed to an online dictionary was….