We were at the home of friends last night . Rosa Icela is Mexican, born in Tijuana, and her husband is a Georgia boy who was stationed in San Diego where he met her. She treated us and other guests, most of whom we knew, to a Mexican dinner. It was sort of “Tex-Mex” with a decided improvement in flavors: tacos and pico de gallo. Dessert was something I had never had: cheese with candied quince. After dinner we sat out on their deck on the top of one of the mountains here enjoying the…Continue
The origin of the word, insomnia, is from Latin in- (without) + somnis (sleep). Etymologists remark on the varied meanings of the prefix “in-“ with the formation of, in some cases, opposite meanings for the same or similar words. Similarly, they remark on the use of a number of different consonant endings for the meaning “not or without” such as ir-, il- and ig-: and, by the substitution of u- or e- for I- in some cases. Un- is usually used for native words, and i-…Continue
Several states have passed onerous anti-abortion bills nicknamed “heart beat bills” in an effort to force a Supreme Court decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade.
Georgia just passed one, and Alabama is considering one that, if passed, will be the most restrictive bill yet. A version passed the Alabama House, but…Continue