I'd like to do more crossword puzzles. But I don't find that I have the time. And yes, I know that really means it's just not important enough to me. Fine, granted. But I miss doing them and wish that some of the other stuff I have to do that is important was not as … Continue reading Puzzling
I'm not going back and making up the last month. It's just not gonna happen.
I had always thought this word carried the connotation of surprise, but the definitions seem to belie that. adventitious, a. 1. Of the nature of an addition from without; extrinsically added, not essentially inherent; supervenient, accidental, casual. Cf. the obs. ADVENTIVE. 2. Law. (See quot. 1751.) 1751 CHAMBERS Cycl., Adventitious, in the Civil Law, is … Continue reading Almost surprising, but not quite.
One can find nuggets of wisdom in the oddest places, truly. I've been thinking lately about trying to have that quotation from Russell Kirk up there at the top of the page translated into Latin. It just kind of seems like a saying one would hear quoted in Latin to me. As cool as it … Continue reading "Twentieth century? Why, I could pick a century out of a hat, blindfolded, and come up with a better one."