Latest Crystal Lake Middle School Stories

2007-05-27 06:00:00

After years as a NASA engineer, Earl Driscoll left the space program and never looked back. He was content taking over the family janitorial business -- a job where his mistakes didn't cost lives. But space exploration found Driscoll again. While working at Crystal Lake Middle School in Pompano Beach, he befriended a science teacher with a love of space and engineering. She got him talking to students about his experiences at the space agency. Then Driscoll, 63, of Margate, loaned his NASA...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'