1. Prosperity; happiness: in weal and woe.
2. The welfare of the community; the general good: the public weal.
It's not often I come across a new word. I love vocabulary, but outside of a dictionary or the Rice game, I don't often meet one while reading. That is, until I stumbled across John Scalzi's blog. A new favorite. Start with the Creation Museum Report. It's stupendous.
Oh, and if you do read the blog, don't miss John's photo tour (complete with captions) of the museum. My brain exploded several times, but mostly I laughed so hard I got coffee up my nose.
Off to the hammam tonight for a nice steam, scrub, massage, and delicious couscous dinner with the gals.