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Logophile is Greek for lover of words (hence the url) and is composed of the root logos and the suffix -phile. Rich in meaning, the concept of logos was defined by ancient Greek philosophers as the principle of universal reason. This principle was developed by Christians and immortalized in the Gospel of John as the Word of God. The suffix -phile denotes fondness for or love of. It is related to the prefix philo- in philosophos, the lover of wisdom.

In short, this website expresses my love for wisdom and words. And wit.


I studied music theory at Cornell University. From 1998 to 2002, I developed software for Amazon.com. From 2003 to 2012, my career was technical writing and editing at Microsoft. From 2013 on, I am a contractor. See my profile on Linked in.

Current Projects

  • GAMES, an artifical language to improve your memory


My Creations for the Web

Ongoing Projects (May 2012)

My Mostly Non-Fiction Book Group




Wit, Wisdom and Words

  • Cure your logorrhea! Read Strunk and White today!
  • Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata.
  • Do you, too, enjoy and admire linguistic prestidigitation?
  • It’s about time!
  • The Dhammapada.
  • Here’s some good news.
  • Politesse, like pettiness, is its own reward.
  • Revel in Sin!
  • Your pith is so fecund awesome!
  • Kahlil Gibran “On Teaching.”
  • Choose a Way, then embrace it; there’s nothing irrational about it.
  • Cacologists, neologists: avaunt!
  • Would you prefer three crackers? Some nan?

Oracular Incipits

  • “Is it not a joy to learn? And to practice and share what you have learned?” —Confucius, Analects
  • “All men by nature desire to know.” —Aristotle, Metaphysics
  • “There is one timeless way of building.” —Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building

If You Are A Logophile, You Must

  • Watch and enjoy Ridicule.
  • Own a Compleat Shakespeare (not necessarily the Riverside).
  • Appreciate accentual syllabic meter.
  • Proffer obeisance to Bowler.

Some Shakespeare Sites That I Love

Other Word Sites