Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Pepita

Pepita is the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash. Pepita derives from the Mexican Spanish pepita de calabaza (little seed of squash) and it also derives from the old French word pippin (seed). Pepita most specifically refers to the roasted, toasted, or dried version of a pumpkin or squash seed that is consumed as… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pepita

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 251 – I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry

"I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry." ~ Aditi How much of what you think, what you feel, is truly your own... "I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry." It's human nature to be weighed down with thoughts and feelings. Society,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 251 – I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 250 – Nature always wears the colors of the spirit

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature is a reflection of the self and wherever one looks in nature they will see an aspect of who they truly are... "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." Nature is beyond grand. It's a constant source of inspiration, of destruction… Continue reading Monday Mantra 250 – Nature always wears the colors of the spirit

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Horripilation

Horripilation is the bristling of hair on the skin from cold or fright. Horripilation derives from the Latin words horripilātiōn and horripilātiō (bristling of hair) and horripilāre (to shudder). Horripilation is essentially the perfect sesquipedalian word for goose bumps, or as I occasionally call them, goose pimples. Horripilation also sounds a bit more sinister and… Continue reading Word Nerd: Horripilation

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 249 – Dwell on the beauty of life…

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ~ Marcus Aurelius How often during your days do you pause and see the beauty of life... "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." Life is filled with such wonder and so… Continue reading Monday Mantra 249 – Dwell on the beauty of life…

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Alew

Alew is an obsolete term for a cry of despair. Alew is also the cry used to call hounds at a hunt, a variation of halloo. I was unable to find much about the word alew in my hunt, much to my despair (you see what I did there.). The few facts I was able… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alew