Posts tagged “names”

The Naming of Things

A Partial List of Artists in My iTunes Library That I Cannot Decide How to Properly Name

Naming Legends

I know you want to believe it. I know that it came from a trustworthy source — your sister, your cousin, your aunt — who would never lie to you. I know it is almost plausible. But, no. Your aunt did not have twins in her class named Orange Jello and Lemon Jello. Your sister

NPR Voices

My Five Eight Favorite NPR Names Cokie Roberts Nina Totenberg Mandalit del Barco Korva Coleman Nora Raum Corey Flintoff Liane Hansen Sylvia Poggioli

My Family Is Cool

At some point recently I stumbled upon, a family-tree site. This is the kind of thing I seriously dig. It makes me sad that I can only go back two or three nodes on my family tree. My oldest nana is 86 and — when I called her a few minutes ago — was

Top 50 Davids

Awesome! I am the 46th most important “David” in the world. That’s according to Google, at least. Today I read a post over at Tempus Fugit about being a top ten Mark and figured I’d take a look and see where I rank among the Davids of the world. Forty-six! I honestly didn’t think I’d

Now Pitching for the Dodgers …

Now Pitching for the Dodgers …

In which I receive a call from a fan

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.