A Confusion of Con-s

CONSILIENCE: con (together) + siliens (jumping) ; as in resilient (see Alabam native EO Wilson: jumping together of knowledge.

How beyond knowing feels


CONGRUENCE: in agreement or harmony; (geom) figures identical in form

Origin ME from from Latin congruent > congruere (agree, meet together) from con (together) + ruere (fall or rush)

That these bodies resonate


CONFLUENCE: flowing together of two rivers ; act or process of merging

Origin ME from late Latin confluertra from Latin con + fluere (flow together).

He and I.


CONFLAGRATION: combine into one

Origin ME (in the sense to melt down or fuse metal)

From Latin conflare (kindle, fuse) con + flare (“to blow” together)

(Alchemical giggle)


CONCOMITANT: existing or occurring at the same time ; agreeing or consistent

Latin concurrere (run together, assemble)

How I howl.

CONCOMITANCE: fact of existing or occurring with something else

MedLatin concomitari (accompany)

Howl We run.


CONCORDANCE: agreement or consistency ; an alphabetical list of the important words in a text

Latin concordare (agree on) > Latin concors (of one mind)

Howl we be came.


CONJUNCTION: an instance of two or more events occurring at the same point in time and space ; an alignment of two planets such that they appear to be in the same place in the sky (eyes).

Latin con + jungere (to join)

Howl we be come.


All cons seem like pros.

Weft, woof, waif.

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New to the world of blogging, I have always been fascinated by the scientific endeavor and I read about or engage with those processes as much as possible. I am a compulsive reader and writer (predominately non-fiction and scholarly work) With a background in anthropology and as an arm-chair/backyard scientist, I hope to improve my writing skills and learn about any areas of weakness or misunderstanding in my analytic skills. I want to improve and am particularly interested in science blogging and creating science content as a freelancer. I work for a wonderful company procuring high asset/risk insurance coverage for niche businesses and professionals, not fitting typical underwriting models as a day job. I am excited to share my journey through scientific discussion, essays, how to's, technical papers, creative non-fiction, with some free verse prose thrown in for my own fun. Thank you for spending time here. Please reach out if you are so inclined. I'd be excited to hear from you.

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