seventeen (relinquere)

The English verb relinquish comes from the Latin relinquere meaning to leave behind, forsake, abandon, or give up. I first encountered this verb as a young girl, at Sunday School, where I learned the story of the two women who bought their custodial dispute before the wise king, Solomon. The women lived together … Continue reading

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Greed and The Giving Tree

Over at Jennifer Byrne’s The Book Club, they’re broadcasting a series of conversations connecting literature and the Seven Deadly Sins. It’s an interesting thing, watching that show. Half of me loves just sitting back and listening, but there’s another part of me that really wants to get involved in the … Continue reading

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Author : nike