Monthly Archives: September 2011

Springs & Feathers Flying

It has become awfully noisy in the Laboratory this evening, due to the new creatures by Angela St. Andre of The Iron Phoenix.

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Yoga Wisdom from the Atrium

It is inadvisable to wear an old silk kimono whilst doing yoga.

It is also inadvisable to use this as a yoga block:

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There are days when breakfast seems to become an unholy mess. I normally have breakfast on my own in the garden, and I admit to enjoying this moment of quiet outside.

I got a late start on the eats this morning, however, and had quite a bit of company. I made a huge pile of French Toast and we had fresh honey and jam.

And once all the creatures had eaten, there were crumbs everywhere. Which brings me to today’s word, naturally.

Ort is a noun and means a morsel left at a meal; a fragment; refuse.

The first known usage of the word was in the 1500s, and the word originates in the late Middle English orte meaning food left by animals. Which is from the Low German ort and early Dutch oorete, both words for food.

Ort can also be used to mean any fragment. A bit of something. Wisdom? Detritus?

It my house today, it means crumbs.


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Shake Yourself Off

Bubo just coughed something up. That something shook itself off and calmly walked out the back door. Then Bubo shook herself and stalked up to the Laboratory.

I do not have enough tea to process this event.

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