March 2017 archive

Trust

Am I trustworthy? Most of the time, I know I am in the usual kind of way – I don’t commit crimes, I don’t betray confidences, I don’t impose on other people. And yet sometimes, I feel there is a lack in me of trustworthiness. I feel this lack most acutely when trust is given […] Read more…

First Crush

My first crush was actually two. I was about eight. Paul Papadoppoulos had a fascinating brown birth mark on his left leg. He walked me home from school, and as we passed Waddell’s supermarket on Constable Street, I jumped the bellying chains that separated the footpath from the car park. Jumped them one after the […] Read more…

The Changing Face of the English language

Sometimes I wish English would stop changing its mind about the meanings of words. I know that change is a sign it’s a living language and that its users shape it. But I miss the former meanings of some words. Examples:   * Disinterested. I use it the old way, meaning impartial. I never use […] Read more…

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