Lonn Taylor’s History Program
The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis.
Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
The show is broadcast Friday mornings at 11 AM, just after the newscast from NPR.
On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn take s a look at a book called a The Lost Words.
Written by two Englishmen. Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, The Lost Words has been described as a “book of spells” and an “act of creative dissent” that seeks to conjure back the near-lost magic and strangeness of the nature that surrounds us.
The book began as a response to the removal of everyday nature words – among them “acorn”, “bluebell”, “kingfisher” and “wren” – from a widely used children’s dictionary, because those words were not being used enough by children to merit inclusion.