Letter

Dear Younger Self

Yes, it happened this week. Sing it with me, this is 40… As I was running today I had a few thoughts about turning 40. It began like this: Dear 22-38 year-old self: I will run your lazy butt into the ground. Name the time and place. Sincerely, 40-year-old self. Then my thoughts turned more […]

Lost Again?

It’s been a year since we parted Lost For months, you were lost I should have looked But I did not know I should have asked You were silent I misunderstood I thought you were busy I thought you were settling I thought you’d call But then I asked And then I found You were […]

Luther’s Insults

You moderate enforcer and eulogizer of moderation. You are one of those bloody and deceitful people who affect modesty in words and appearance, but who meanwhile breathe out threats and blood. (Luther, “Against Latomus,” Luther’s Works, 32, p. 142) That is how I was insulted by Luther today. Indeed, there is a seemingly endless supply […]

Peliculate with Me

As those of you who are attentive to my Facebook or Twitter feeds already know, a new word has entered the English language this week. The word is peliculate. peliculate. verb. intransitive. to watch a movie. (from the Spanish, película: movie) Why introduce another word into the English language? Because we have no elegant verb […]