Sunday, January 26, 2014


Last Wednesday at Sophomore Beekeeping Class, my teacher, Geoff, threw out the word bivouac.  Okay, so I wrote bibwhack in my notes.  And came home and looked it up.  Because I had no idea what he was talking about.  I read the definition offered on Urban Dictionary:

So, Jonathan's Civil War knowledge led to a much more likely interpretation of my notes and therefore a much more likely definition, on a decidedly more reputable site, Merriam-Webster:

Since we were, in fact, talking about swarming at the time, I will go back and adjust my notes.


  1. Ha! I shall now attempt to incorporate "bibwhack" into my daily vernacular.

    I just finished reading your beautiful essay, Into the Woods. I loved the CS Lewis/Anne Ursu quotes and your writing touched my heart. Wish I had a few more moments to quietly absorb the essay, but I've got two little rugrats who are clamoring for my attention. Today we are putting a tent up in the living room and are playing, "camping in the woods." My 5-year-old has the best ideas :)

  2. I know! It's a good word. I think I may routinely bibwhack my husband when he gets home from work.

    And thank you for your words about Into the Woods. I appreciate it!

    I hope the camping went well.


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