Carboy… Did you ever wonder about its derivative?

[This image is borrowed from the Wikipedia site, as their example.] During this time of harvest, this is a good word to know, if you don’t already know it. Carboy is a common term in winemaking. I’ve heard it now for about two decades, always wondering...

Dewey Decimal System and other dinosaurs

Travel agents encounter CheapTickets.com = direct on-line shopping Hotels.com + Avis.com = the inevitable Dewey Decimal System + Encyclopedia Britannica = Google.com Newspapers encounter AOL = On-line publishing Magazines + MSN = On-line “living section”...

Spring and the Blessing of the Vines Tradition

Welcome to spring! A good question asked by one of my writer friends was, “When did the blessing of the vines tradition start?” I tried to do quick research, because, honestly, I just knew that it exists; but, I had no clue when the first person decided to...