DARK: no light, a subjective description of the amount of visibility, description of something that is troubling


Darkness gets a bad shake. Over the centuries a negative quality has been ascribed to dark or darkness.  It probably grows from the fact that many times bad things happen in the dark when the world sleeps for the most part, thereby removing a large quantity of spectators.  It is safer to commit a bad […]

WICKED: evil, severe…and… extremely


Last night we saw the Broadway production of Wicked at the phenomenal Providence Performing Arts Center. (It is one of the most beautiful theaters I’ve ever attended.)   The production was stunning and thoroughly enjoyable. As I have thought back on the performance I began thinking about the word wicked and its varied uses in our […]