The Last Chapters

As a young student of English and literature, it was not permitted to read the last chapter first—not officially—but unofficially. Who wants to spoil the fun of traveling through the intrepid chugging and cascading roller-coaster plot and twists brought to you by perfect words placed in perfect order? The compounding mystery is the journey leading…

Seven Words…

1) “Solomon” is much more beautiful in English than in Hebrew. Shlomo just doesn’t quite roll off the tongue the same way.   2) Carendash is “pencil” in Russian and much more artistic in Russian.   3) Solfeggio is “music theory” in Russian and much more musical in Russian. 4) Nay is “yes” in Greek and…