SCLEROTIC [skli-ROT-ik]: hardened, blocking


Most of us are familiar with the term sclerosis as it is used in the medical sense.  It refers to organs which harden and become less effective or even ineffective.  There are various causes for such conditions, and most of the results are damaging and of a serious nature. Sclerosis is a word which comes […]

PROSOPAGNOSIA [präs-əp-ag-ˈnō-zhə]: the inability to recognize faces


It is a relief to know that I’m not the only one in the world who has trouble remembering or recognizing faces.  I can walk into a room, be greeted by someone warmly who speaks my name, and not have the foggiest idea with whom I am speaking.   It is embarrassing to discover that it’s […]