My love for words and origins of phrases has led to the discovery of a wonderful blog: http://blog.inkyfool.com/ by Mark Forsyth. Daily reading of his blog is quite satisfying.
And as they say on the infomercials....but wait!! He also authored 3 books:
Oh, color me happy!!! Now I just need to find used copies....in keeping with my simpler philosophy of not spending money on books!!