What Is This Word?
Levin's immigrant mother had continued to make it even after years of living in London. To him, it was a perfectly ordinary word for a perfectly ordinary meal. But the celebrity, ignorant of such cuisine, thought he'd misheard. He repeated his question.
The 'F' Word (Facility) and Other Dirty Words in Retirement Living
Each of us conjures a unique mental picture upon hearing a spoken word. Unfortunately, the senior living industry is filled with “dirty” words and acronyms that conjure up unpleasant images or even confuse, alienate and offend people. Even the word ...
Letter to the editor: 'Redskins' and the abuse of language
Will this word become the “N” word of tomorrow? Will it become the “Yankee/Confederate” word of yesterday? What is the “R” word of today ... Is this the same thing? Because I know that same-sex “marriage” cannot procreate to continue ...
Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss
A few years after her younger brother John died from AIDS-related complications in 1989, poet Marie Howe wrote him a poem in the form of a letter. Called "What the Living Do," the ... Maybe we mean different things by the same word. Michael says, Humans ...
An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow
I’ve written a column about this, but it’s time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.) What’s your favorite Woody ... closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother ...