CONVIVIAL: fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.


Probably the best example of convivial is a tailgate party before a big game.   People of a similar inclination have gathered to celebrate what “will” be the result of the game. “Our” team will win and we will be ecstatic.  There is food, laughter, drink, music, and lots of hugs, kisses, and embraces.  Old friends […]

MUCK: a highly organic, dark or black soil

  We passed a muck farm in Pennsylvania the other day and it brought back a flood of memories.   Muck farms are common in the area of west-central New York State where we once lived. The first time I was introduced to the term muck I took it to mean something negative.  It’s a word […]