The temporally-integrated dolphin on etymology relating to newspapers

There’s a reason why the words text and textile are so similar. They both stem from sheep’s wool. Wool shows up in many places in the English language. The Latin word for tuft of wool is burra, which incidentally often covered desks, giving us words like bureau and bureaucracy.  The first printing press in England … Continue reading The temporally-integrated dolphin on etymology relating to newspapers

In defense of my wardrobe

Once upon a time, this physicist/journalist-in-training wanted to be a fashion designer. Don’t go away. This isn’t what you think it is; a nostalgic story about the spirited, fantastical dreams of a child, ridden with castles and dragons in the sky, that gradually recognized the existence of gravity as a reality and fell violently from … Continue reading In defense of my wardrobe