Torture: the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.


This is certainly not the only place you will be reading about torture today.   With the Senate report of the events undertaken by the CIA since 9/11/01, the news media has been overwhelming with articles and commentary.   The people of this nation are either horrified by what they are reading and hearing or rushing to […]

AFFAIR: something one has to do, a scheduled event

There was a time when the word affair was used in a generic sense to mean simply, an event.  People planned a party, a seminar, a gathering, or something of that ilk.  It was possible to say that you attended an affair and enjoyed it.  Or, that you were hoping to see someone at the […]