Sam B.
Subscriber since: April 2008
Location: Valencia, CA
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Favorite Word:

vacilar
From John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: "In Spanish there is a word for which I cannot find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar...It does not mean vacillating at all. If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere but doesn't greatly care if he gets there, although he has direction. My friend Jack Wagner has often, in Mexico, assumed this state of being...We would choose some article almost certain not to exist there and the diligently try to find it." What a great concept.

Least Favorite Word:

validation
Too many people have too many differing concepts of what this means. And, worse still, they all coexist.

Favorite Quote:

"Ideals are like the stars. We will never reach them, but like the mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them."
- Carl Schurz