Monday, June 02, 2008

I'm working on a brief that's due Wednesday...

So I had no time for Younger Daughter's graduation Saturday or Youngest Son's doubleheader Sunday. But of course I made time.

I'll have to make it up... elsewhere.

In the meantime, the brief in question has had me spending more time in dictionaries than I have since the third grade.

(That's when I found out the dictionary had definitions of a lot of dirty words. Ah, you can't beat intellectual curiosity, can you?)

When this brief is done, I'll have to come back here and write about what I've learned.

For example, we've been living through Culture Wars in this country, of late, the hijacking of the definition of the word "marriage" being just one prominent example.

But did you know the meaning of the word "culture" has also been altered?

When there's time, I'll get to the library and get a stack of new books to read. But, for now, there's always a pile of books that I've been meaning to get to that I got from somewhere but that just didn't grab me for some reason or another.

A few years back, somebody gave me a study of divorce practices in Virginia from the time of the Revolution until 1851.

Didn't seem like riveting reading then... but it seems to me to be of interest now.

But first I must get this brief written....

3 comments:

Shelby said...

Good luck with it.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

tried to leave a comment here several times yesterday but was not able to do so. only your blog too curmy. i was just going to say tyvc...

smiles, bee

Patti said...

Hope you got your work done in time.