All That We Are

Dhammapada (tr. Babbitt)

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts, and it is based on our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.” ~ Dhammapada

My Top 10 Favorite Onomatopoeic Words


Wikipedia defines onomatopoeia as “a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.” I’ve always thought of these types of words as fun. Even as a child, I marveled at how words describing animal noises (eg, “oink,” “moo,” “arf”) sounded like the sounds the animals made. Here are my top 10 favorite onomatopoeic words.

  • arf
  • bang
  • buzz
  • click
  • hiss
  • kerplunk
  • pop
  • twang
  • tweet
  • zap

For some real onomatopoeic fun, be sure to listen to “Onomatopoeia” by Todd Rundgren. The song, from Rundgren’s Hermit of Mink Hollow, contains many onomatopoeic words as well as samples of the sounds themselves.

Google Glass

Google Glass

Earlier this week, I got to try out Google Glass, and I’m totally amazed by what Glass can do. No word yet on when Glass will be available to the public, but the sooner the better as far as I’m concerned. Hopefully, it will come in a version that allows prescription lenses.