1/21/2000: 

SAT-Practice Word of the Day:
debilitate
Intermediate Word of the Day: assentation
Difficult Word of the Day: trover


   THE OLD ROAD

 Let us go down the old road
Where the wild plum thickets grow
And look for a handful of little, lost stars.
There will be stars, I know.

Tangled among the black boughs,
Silver and green and gold.
We shall take them there, in a grey dusk,
All that our hands can hold,

For he who gathers a handful of stars
Has much to call his own,
Though he comes no more to the old road 
Unless he comes alone.

        --"Window to the South."
                  Vivian Smallwood