I moved to Chicago from the south suburbs in 1986. I have diverse interests, but whether it's playing cello, following the Chicago Blackhawks, or anything in between, I love writing about anything that interests me. Whether it's a personal interest or part of my career, the correct words to get the idea across are important to me. I love words and languages -- French and Scottish words enrich my American English. I'm concerned about loss of distinctions between words; losing a word is losing a tool in my toolbox, and I'm as concerned about them as I once worried about the tools on my father's workbench and my mother's sewing machine. I'm serious about words and stories. So here I am, ready to tell stories about words and their languages. Contact me at Margaret_H_Laing@hotmail.com.