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Monday, October 12, 2009

Christopher Columbus

The wife gets up one morning last week and while taking her shower muses on the word colony. Since Christopher Columbus was also known as, among other things, Cristóbal Colón, she wondered if his name might be the root of the word.

Interesting premise, but apparently not so. According to the dictionary, the etymology of the word colony is from the Middle English colonie, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, colonist, from colere to cultivate.
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Confidential to FGH: all meals in Columbus, OH are $14.92 or a multiple of same; it's a municipal mandate. Also true in Columbia, SC.
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Went to the wedding of Susan Brynofson, a member of my church choir, and Robert Gierthy yesterday. Congratulations to them and their families.
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There's a new 1.25 mile pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River between Highland and Poughkeepsie, near my old college town of New Paltz, the refurbishing of an old railroad bridge long abandoned. I need to walk this sometime.
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I had indicated my fear from making my first appearance on radio since I used to read news copy for my college radio station XX years ago. It's now available for dissection. I'll tell you what was very weird about it, which was told to me beforehand: I never talked with the host before or after the show. Also I really thought I finally was rolling when it ended. More info, including the links here.
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Free Gospel Concert: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson today (Monday, October 12)
Huxley Theater, New York State Museum
A pre-concert movie at 3PM - Mahalia Jackson: the Power and the Glory
In concert: Sharon Fullard, Constance Graves, Marjorie Rush
Merline Smith - Concert Master
Visit Through the Eyes of Others on exhibition in West Gallery

ROG

1 comment:

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

I thought you did a good job on the radio show. Don't know why you say you don't like the sound of your own voice—I know some podcasters who sound nowhere near that good.