This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called? Origin of thatcher —50; late Middle English.
He's respected and in some cases idolized by those he mentors. When he welcomed me to his home, I could see why people describe him as down-to-earth. There's more to Baker's gruff, no-nonsense exterior - it just required some effort for him to trust me. Raised in a coastal town, Baker has a strong connection with the water. We spent our entire meeting on the deck of his ship, overlooking the cold sea.
Being someone who isn't handy - mastering a paper airplane as a kid was the peak of my craft - I wanted to know what Baker likes about boat building and working with his hands. He told me that besides appreciating the precision of it, he liked shaping the wood into something that has purpose. I suggested it was similar to how he mentors recruits.
He replied that he doesn't care about the "why" of things the us "Uni types" do. Specialist Seamus "Sledge" Cowden is one of his few close friends. Baker's tolerance of Specialist Mark "Mute" Chandar surprised me, since Baker is impatient with youthful bluster.
When asked, Baker would only say, "Mute's a clever kid. I wonder if Mute reflects someone Baker wishes he had been. While by no means a Luddite, Baker does have an aversion to technology. To him, it's a tool - like a hammer or screwdriver - nothing more. Views Read Edit View history.
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Sexy snap seller who snuck into Pittodrie to take X-rated pics says sorry to Dons Aberdeen She has called the incident a 'drunken mistake'.thatcher (n.) early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname); agent noun from thatch(v.). Corresponds to Old English þecere, Dutch dekker, German Decker.