AFGHAN: a coloful blanket or throw


  As a kid, when it would get cool in the house, my grandmother would ask me to get her the “afghan.”  In a century before anyone knew about Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, or al Qaeda, it was not a political commentary.    Much of those years we didn’t even own a TV, and even […]

CROTCHET [KROCH-it] : An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.


When I first came across the word crotchet I thought it was the familiar word, crochet.  I spent some time researching the word, thinking that there was some literary variation on the meaning to what I understood to be handwork created with a notched needle and very fine thread.  No useful results were forthcoming. So […]