Didn’t say whether I should use “dom” at the beginning, end, or in the middle of the world, so time for me to wing it…
First, a hit song from 1963, by Jeanne Deckers, known at the the time as Soeur Sourire (Sister Sunshine) or The Singing Nun: “Dominique.” It honors St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican order of priests, nuns, and I think laypeople.
Joe DiMaggio had a brother named Dom. Betcha didn’t know that. Joe, of course, was The Yankee Clipper, while Dom played for the Red Sox, the Yankees’ arch-rivals, a fact I never knew until ESPN told me. Dom was the baby of the family and nowhere near the player his brother Joe was, but he had a good career (1399 games, .298 average, 87 home runs, 618 runs batted in) and he was a fan favorite in Boston. I never realized that Joe and Dom had an older brother, Vince, who spent his career bouncing around the National League, with the Braves, Reds, Pirates, Phillies, and Giants. If he had played for the Dodgers, Cubs and Cardinals, he would have played for all the National League teams.
I’m typing this on a brand-new MacBook Air. It’ll take some time to get used to the keyboard. I’m accustomed to working with a Windows keyboard, and those have “delete” and “insert” keys for deleting the character to the right of the cursor or inserting a character after the cursor. The MacBook has neither; there is a “delete” key, which corresponds to the backspace key, so I need to remember that pressing it deletes the character to the left, not the right, of the cursor. It’s a nice little computer, all things considered, and I can tell I’ll really enjoy the experience. I have what you might call an indomitable nature, especially when it comes to figuring out computers. My next trick will be to upgrade it to MacOS Mojave, something I did to my desktop computer yesterday.
There are a lot of words that end in “dom,” including “freedom” and “boredom.” Boredom describes how I felt yesterday when I waited for my desktop to upgrade. Freedom, of course, is just another word for nothing left to lose, as Kris Kristofferson wrote and Janis Joplin sang…
There, I used “dom” at the beginning, middle and end of words.
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