A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Word of the Day: Turophile

A turophile is a lover of cheese. I'm a turophile, I guess you could say.

A turophobe is one who hates or fears cheese. My daughter, who is a strict vegan, is certainly not afraid of cheese, but she avoids it completely, so I guess you could call her a turophobe.

A turophiliac, on the other hand, is one who has an abnormal fascination with cheese. Not so good for the arteries. Brian, are you listening??

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