maverick (MAV-uhr-ik) noun
1. A person independent in thought and action.
2. An unbranded animal.
[After Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), a cattle owner who left his calves
"Always a maverick, Annelet decided to do a Ph.D. on earthworms' mating
behavior instead of following her siblings to a law school."
This week's theme: WordPix, words drawn so that they explain themselves.
A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as
the body. -Sarah Margaret Fuller, author (1810-1850)