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Do You Live in a “Compound”?


The National Geographic Channel airs wonderful multi-part documentaries about a decade. The 80s were great, and now I’m watching the three-part “The 90s: The Last Great Decade?”

The second part began with the siege on the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas, that ended April 19, 1993, with the deaths of numerous Branch Davidian men, women and children, including their leader, David Koresh.

As we watched video of the flames engulfing the compound, my wife asked me, “Do we live in a compound?”

We live in a condominium complex. Is that a compound? I didn’t know, so I looked it up.

Compound, in this case, means “a fenced or walled-in area containing a group of buildings and especially residences.”

Three walls surround our complex. The fourth side, facing the street, is open to people entering by car through two driveways or by foot between the buildings.

So, we do not live in a compound. Do you?

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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