The Wittgenstein quote has been knocking around in my brain as I read. What words are out there that could be reshaping my work and providing new colors for my word palette? I recently signed up for Word of the Day online to remind myself of the immense vocabulary available. I have started looking up words that I always “think I know” but don’t have a clear understanding of, such as aphorism. I’ve also started underlining when I read, looking for inspiration from a fantastic turn of phrase. As a word lover, I am sad to say that I think a lot of online journalism lacks the beautiful prose of a well-constructed essay. But here are some hot spots I like to go to for inspiration–particularly like Susan Orlean (she has her essays available here), Longform.org and the similarly named Longreads.com publish insightful and well-written essays and are worth checking out. The Poetry Foundation publishes a poem of the day for some quick word workouts. Where do you go for new word adventures? What words have you added to your collection in 2014 and where will you hunt down new ones for 2015? Sign up for our Facebook group and let us know!