Ringlorn: The Longing for the Grandeur of the Past

Why can’t life today be as exciting as it was in history?

John Koenig’s “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” has been serving up the Internet slews of new, completely self-made words, since 2009. Most never made the leap beyond the website. A few, such as sonder, opia, and anemoia, are quickly becoming accepted additions to the English language. One, introduced just earlier this year, seems to me to capture perfectly the state of many — maybe even most — people today. This, of course, is Ringlorn, defined by…



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J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve.