Today’s Word: egalitarian (adjective) – Egalitarian (ih-gal-ih-TAIR-ee-un) means asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people. As I used it today:They were shy and I did my best to relax them in that American sort of egalitarian way.”

Did You Know?: The word “salary” comes from “salt,” the oldest preservative and one of the earliest currencies.

Worth Quoting: “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent of it” – John D. Rockefeller

What I’m Reading: The Story of English by Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil is a readable encyclopedic history of the English language. It is well written and includes as much history of England as it does of English itself. I’m enjoying it. I will spend years reading it, I think.

Watch This: This Swedish performer adds an extra dimension to magic.