Tag: Latin

Guest Word: Stylus

Thank you to my friend Nissa Enos for writing a fantastic essay and poem about the word “stylus.” Ms. Enos lives with her family in Manitowoc, Wis. She likes science, nature, and art. These pieces are about aword and about a boat. I hope…

A Word on Wednesday: Optimism

Optimism is something to celebrate. An optimist will remember the promise of spring on a blustery, winter day, believe in what’s possible rather than dwell on the impossible, and live with more hope than worry. This glass-half-full mindset is shorthand for optimism.      The…

A Word on Wednesday: Sum

The Latin sum (rhymes with room) translates to “I am.” Sum is “a state of being.”   This is not to be confused as a verb such as Today — I am writing. I am eating healthy foods. I am loving my family. I am packing…