\ TEEM \ ,verb; 1. To abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile. 2. To empty or pour out; discharge. The two different definitions for teem seem contradictory to me.  To abound and yet to empty.  I shall carry on and bring you my thoughts teem with confidence and insight, at the same time that I teem the confusion of the contradiction.  Are you confused?  As am I.  My newContinue reading “teem.”


\ NIM-fuh-lep-see \, noun; 1. A frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable. 2. An ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs. My life has been full of nympholepsy.  I think it started when I had this strong feeling in my soul that I would become the first girl to ever play Major League Baseball.  It was a frenzy of a goal that I then thought was very attainable, because my coachContinue reading “nympholepsy.”


  \ ih-FAYS \  , transitive verb; 1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible. 2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely. 3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous. Dear Employer, We need to talk. It’s not me. It’s you. This is just no longer working out.  I can’t see you full time anymore. Almost two years together, and you have sucked the life out of me. I am no longer a patient or loving person, and IContinue reading “efface.”


\ RIG-muh-rohl \  , noun; 1. An elaborate or complicated procedure. 2. Confused, incoherent, foolish, or meaningless talk When attempting to write ‘rigmarole’ in my phone, t9 suggested signarle, then rignapole.  This made me laugh harder than I had laughed all day, and that made me wonder about my sense of humor. I’m starting work tomorrow in Mars Hill, NC but I do not have a place toContinue reading “rigmarole.”