I’m a spreadsheet geek, a voracious reader, an English major. An occasional jogger, inconsistent yogi, fan of libraries. Mom of kids, dogs, guinea pigs, lizards. Wife, friend, daughter, sister, those last two-in-law. We are complicated, multi-faceted creatures, aren’t we?

I’ve often described my brain as a web browser with 40,000 windows open. Because I find it impossible to focus on one topic, this is what you get. Thoughts about particular words and their meanings and origins, a few pages about a person I find inspiring, did-you-know about this or that, the great book I read last week. In this big jumble of a blog, I hope you find something new, fun, or interesting.