POETIC: possessing the qualities or charm of poetry


Like most people, you may associate the word poetic solely with the arrangement of thoughts and words on a page, sometimes rhyming, but sometimes flowing freely without rhyme.  It’s a legitimate way of identifying the word’s meaning. Poetry is a magnificent form of expression, and it’s not reserved to  Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, or Billy […]

IMPACTFUL: having a measurable effect upon something or someone


Rich Demarest, my old friend, suggested that we look at the word impactful.  Rich is the Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral in Boise, Idaho.    He and I have known each other for a hundred years or more (exaggeration) and I have followed his career in the Church, proud to have played a part in his […]