A Deoch & Doris is a parting drink, a stirrup cup (Scots: doch-an-dorris, Gaelic: deoch an doruis – literally, a door drink)
SMYSTER is an old Scots dialect word meaning ‘to smile to yourself while you daydream’. (via @HaggardHawks)
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.
I’ve finally gotten around to listening to this podcast.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/column/1619-project