WAR: my lengthy commentary on a controversial subject by Jed Waverly

It seems like a no-brainer to me today as I think about it carefully.  In fact, it makes me feel like a real idiot that I haven’t been clearer about it in the past.   But today I am taking a break from my work and just thinking.    I read both newspapers in the morning and […]

TOBOGGAN: a light wooden frame on runners used for sliding over snow and ice

When is the last time you researched a word and found that it had come to the English language from the Micmac language?  The Micmacs, a tribe of the Algonquin nation, have actually given us a number of words which pertain particularly to winter, winter sports, winter clothing.  Toboggan is one of them. Maybe you […]