Immolate

That moment when I explore the origins of a pretty word and find it has a strong connection another of my favorite words of all time. So, Immolate (v.) “to sacrifice” with the alternate meaning “to sprinkle with sacrificial meal”. From in- “into, in, on, upon” + mola “sacrificial meal” which originates from one of my all-time word-loves mele- to … More Immolate

Panic

There’s a room in my head and I’m trapped inside it. It’s dark, and there is a hurricane inside with me. I stand in the center. I’m caught in the middle of a whirling flurry of millions of tiny bits of paper. Each one of these fragments has words written on it. Answers. Some piece … More Panic

Layers

So it’s Chicago, you’re biologically male, and you’re wearing multiple layers, including pants, thermal underlayers and regular underwear, and you also have to pee, so you get to the bowl, and rather than fully disrobe, you decide, against the wisdom of the ages, to hoist down the various layers to provide full run for the … More Layers