Words and opposable thumbs and our ability to use both are the most distinctive difference between humans and the other inhabitants of planet Earth. I find great joy, total despair, and profound respect in their correct use. The images that form in my mind from hearing them give my life a dimension that non-readers do not detect. I am the guy that will always read the book before I attend the movie (if possible). If I find a word or meaning unknown to me, I will seek to define it and capture it here in a vocabulary quiz. Here you will also find a list of books that I wish I had written and finally, there are my words – In addition to all the UJT words, you will find my books, papers and poetry, such as it is.