Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Block From Which I Chip?

Unintentional coordination.
I almost wore a grey tie, too.

He's the source of one fourth of my genes, and now he's joined the blogosphere!

He's my grandpa. I've often thought that if you were to give him a typewriter and lots of time, he could provide you with volumes upon volumes of encyclopedic knowledge. Perhaps his blog is the closest we'll ever get.

The title, too, delights my sense of wordplay. It's called "View from the West Lea:"

west (noun):*
1 a: the general direction of sunset : the direction to the left of one facing north b: the compass point directly opposite to east

lea (noun):*
1: grassland, pasture

Wesley (noun):
1: Grandpa's first name.

To complete the picture, know that Grandpa will often be writing about issues pertinent to where he lives, on the west bank of the Chesapeake Bay. So the title represents both his point of view and the area about which he's writing.


*Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.


Matt Aquiline said...

what's the etiquette on commenting on a blog you found because the author's grandson linked to it? just curious what your opinion is.

Lucy said...

Oooo a lea sounds nice. And a view of a lea sounds even nicer.

Your grandfather sounds like an interesting man.