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David McLendon – Etymology of December

December (n) c. 1000, from Old French decembre, from Latin December, from decem “ten” (from PIE root *dekm- “ten”) i.e. tenth month i.e. October i.e. something lost in this i.e. octo- (“eight”) i.e. eighth month i.e. August i.e. something lost in … Continue reading

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Etymology of Being : David McLendon

  c. 1300, “condition, state, attrition of existence: an irritation” ; “presence, fact of existing, a room without windows or door; a so-called room of impossible weather” early 14c., “existence,” from Sense of  “that which physically exists, person or object or animal … Continue reading

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Etymology of Throw : David McLendon

    “to project, propel,” c. 1300 from Old English ]brawan “to twist, turn, writhe, curl – to recoil i.e. to torque one’s body, through time, inward i.e. forward, in a so-called untoward manner” – past tense ]breow, past participle … Continue reading

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Bagatelles and Bell’s Exit : Russell Persson

  Mittersill So as not to muck the sleep of his grandchildren he went to the front porch to use his cigar outside and stood there as such in night, the new quiet still unsure to settle, low dust in … Continue reading

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PAMELA RYDER Paradise Field

Let’s not futz around.  I’m old, a Jew, a man who, but for the fates in charge of the trivialities, might have been Ryder’s father.  Well, for all that, I am Ryder’s father or, anyhow, a father of Ryder and … Continue reading

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Proposition : Padgett Powell

You can’t ramble around the woods in your truck going to fish camps without drinking. You’ll meet up with an appointed manager of a landing that has one or two boats go out a day, or a week, and he’ll … Continue reading

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Thanks to The Millions for their support of Ottessa Moshfegh and Unsaid:   HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD, by Ottessa Moshfegh: “A long, dull day of jury duty in 2008 was redeemed by a lunchtime discovery of Unsaid magazine and its … Continue reading

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