In Remembering the Bone House, Nancy Mairs writes,
“Here I develop that ability to concatenate events which characterizes human consciousness and makes ‘daily life’ possible.”
I had to look it up. To concatenate is to link together, as in a chain of events or things.
Here, in this space, we concatenate reading, writing, and life.
Funny to stumble on a computer term in a literary blog… for software developers, “concatenate” is just standard jargon, like “The database designer had everything split out into separate fields, but it was no problem to concatenate firstname + middlename + lastname.”