Orin Hargraves: the Cyberhome


One-stop shopping for everything you might want to do to, for, or with him.


Business before pleasure:
  My online resume (or CV if you call it that)

is the place to go for information about my working life in lexicography, 
lexical research, NLP, teaching, writing, and other stuff I do for money. You might also enjoy a friendlier overview of what I do here, in a recent profile about me in my alumni magazine.


I'm a student of Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajahn Geoff), abbot of 
Metta Forest Monastery. His hundreds of Dhamma talks online are for the good and gain of all. Check 'em out! If you are interested in joining a weekly meditation group in Niwot, CO, please email me (see bottom of this page). Put 'Meditation' in the subject line. You can also join the Forest Dhamma Meditation Group on Meetup.com, which will send you reminders of opportunities to practice in Niwot and in Denver.


Statistics from Google reveal that most people get to the page you're
looking at by searching the phrase "who owns english".
Here's why! An essay I wrote a few years ago:

Who Owns English?


Man does not live by lexicography and alone, and for that, there is this other writing: some of it not available anywhere but on this link!

Orin's Oeuvre Groove


You can buy books that I've written (thereby contributing to my modest income stream and perhaps helping to obviate an undignified descent into geriatric poverty) on Amazon.com! Most of them are
 on this link.


I'm a card-carrying member, and also past-president of the
 Dictionary Society of North America.
You, too, can become a card-carrying member of the Dictionary Society
(the One True Way to show your love of dictionaries) by visiting its blog


If you want to check out pictures I've taken
(using a smarter-than-me digital camera)
you can go to Orin's (a.k.a. Oculator's) page at Flickr.com


You can read my monthly column on words and language if you take out a very modestly priced subscription to The Visual Thesaurus. Thousands do! If you're on a budget, most of my older columns are archived there for freeYou can also read some of my posts about language on the blog of Macmillan Dictionaries.


I sing with two Boulder choirs: Cantabile and Seicento Baroque Ensemble. They both make the audience weep. Usually in a good way. Check out their concert schedules on the links provided.

                               

 

Do you like pictures of cats? Of course you do, this is the Internet. If you follow me on Instagram, all you will ever see is my two darlings, Sergio (the bobtail) and Charlotte (the high-maintenance Siamese).



Are we related? If you live in or have ancestors in the swampy places of SE Texas or SW Louisiana, there's a pretty good chance of it (because, you know, Cajuns). 

Other names I research, with intermittent success and several frustrating dead ends, are Garrison, Haner, Huff, Ragland, Taylor, Watson, Wyley. I have a public profile on the personal genomic service 23andMe where, if you are a member, you will be able to see immediately if we share a (no doubt, obscure) common ancestor. My GEDMatch kit no. is M352409. I manage kit nos. M043835, M096795, and M301591, which belong to relatives. You can also explore my family tree on WikiTree. Or start your own tree there, because it's the best place to do it.


Are we professionally connected? If we should be, here's my LinkedIn Profile. Former students are especially welcome, I like to see how wildly successful you have become. I'm flattered by invitations to connect from people I do not know, but I don't usually accept them—especially if they just say "please add me to your LinkedIn network" (because, why?). Just email me directly (see  below) if you want to get in touch.


Facebook? Yeah, what a great place to squander minutes! I'm happy to connect there with old friends (high school, college, London, Morocco, Peace Corps, CU after you have left my classroom, etc.) and new friends. If you don't already know me, please don't try to start our acquaintance by sending me a friend invitation on Facebook. Send me an email instead (see below).

I don't post a lot on Google + and if you add me to your circles, 
you'll hardly know I'm there.


In many situations, my Mr. Know-It-All tendency is a handicap to me, 
and an irritation to others. But now there is Quora, where I try to answer questions on a variety of topics if I think it will be helpful.


If you want to talk to me or propose something unusual, start here!
I have had to remove the direct email link because of the unconscionable amount of spam it brings in. Please write to me at orinhargraves at gmail dot com. Thanks!

This is Abdul. He has a gift for you.

Thanks, and see ya later! I appreciate notice of any broken links on this page.