Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ruthless - without Ruth

For some reason, I got to thinking about the word "ruthless". I reasoned that "less" meant without, so the word meant "without ruth". Now my mother's name was Ruth, so I thought that was interesting. I went to my friend and looked up the word "ruth" (you can do the same here) and I found out that it means "pity or compassion". It's a good description of my mother who had both.

By the way, the slang definition of "ruth" is a women's bathroom, but I think without a women's bathroom is a pretty lame definition of "ruthless".

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More like a mobile home than a mansion . . .

Does your third place move? Do you find yourself spending more time in one place than another which shifts over time?

I find the place where I spend much of my time on the web changes with time. I get interested in one place and they find that the action is better at another place. Then, I find myself spending more time there. Services like Twitter and Facebook let you link your places, but I find myself spending more time in on than the other (e.g. checking posts, etc.). It's sort of like owning a Recreational Vehicle and picking up every so often to move to a new park. The basics remain the same, but the scenery changes.