Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Come What May (Acoustic song, Covin and Earle)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Are you about ready to settle down for a long winter's nap if you live on the side of the equator where December 21st issues in the season of Winter, today? You're not alone! No, not depressed but glad we are having temperatures that will be slightly above freezing for the next few days.

To our friends in the UK, Happy Summer, enjoy those "barbees and outdoor activities." You deserve to have this season of fun!

I titled this post with the generality, Come What May, and one of those things is the end of the year top stories, top songs, top memories, and of course top words. In the US, The Merriam Webster Dictionary publishers chose surreal as their word of the year, but the Oxford English Dictionary went with post-truth. I will cite a portion of their definition here:
"Relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion..." Being an election "era" where debates went on for months, entertainment value believed to be essential, the candidates put on quite a show for the US public and the world at large. The political conventions too had their share of spectacle. Other words of interest on the short list include:
-Coulrophobia: An extreme irrational fear of clowns.
-Latinx: A person of Latin American origin or descent. This replaces Latina/Latino.
-Schadenfreud: A german term, defined to mean malicious enjoyment of the misfortunes of others.

Tune in again next year or go to your favorite online dictionary to keep informed of new words you can use to impress the others in your sphere of influence.

Meantime, Kevod Yeheveh, his Peace surround you through the Holidays and remember Yeshua is the light of our world as we celebrate Hanukkah! It begins Sunday evening, Dec. 24.

Mellow Roc
David Russell

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