[luh–kon-ik] adjective using few words; expressing much in few words; concise. My new Idahome is in the small town of Ketchum. And here’s my laconic description from my five days here. Ketchum, ID: where bikes and wireless networks are left unlocked. Today is August 24th and I was chilly. The closest Target is two hours away. The library has a huge fireplace surroundedContinue reading “laconic.”


[ni-mon-ik] adjective assisting or intended to assist the memory. pertaining to mnemonics or to memory. noun something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula. Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”. It’s funny that this is today’s word, because I spent my Friday evening trying to come up with mnemonic devices to remember cocktails and liquor brands. I am not a big drinker. I enjoy a glass of red wine (for my heart health) or a cold amberContinue reading “mnemonic.”


[el-uh–mos–uh-ner-ee, –moz-, el-ee-uh-] adjective of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable. derived from or provided by charity. dependent on or supported by charity. Ketchum, ID. Whew. I think today I realized it’s a little New Zealand-esque. Mountains cast their shadows on the other mountains. And the mountains go on and on and on. The Sawtooth National Forest is full of cattle because it’s open range. Bikers, fly fishermen, and hikers fillContinue reading “eleemosynary.”