Keep Smiling--March 21

Keep Smiling!

This is one of those times when it just doesn’t pay to listen to the news—none of it is good.  Between a new war in Libya, earthquakes, Supermoons and the revelation that Lady Gaga’s boyfriend has written a soon-to-be-released book called The Drunk Diet, I decided that dwelling on the headlines would just add to… Continue reading Keep Smiling!

Words That Should Be Given A Rest--Mar 17

Words That Should Be Given A Rest

So far, we’ve talked about words that are almost forgotten but shouldn’t be, words that sound like they mean something else , and now it’s time to talk about words that haven’t been forgotten, but should be. You know what I’m talking about—words that are either so overused they’ve become meaningless, or are just plain… Continue reading Words That Should Be Given A Rest

A Flight of Fantasy?--Mar 7

A Flight of Fantasy?

You remember last year when that JetBlue flight attendant in the US got 15 minutes of fame by telling off a passenger, grabbing a couple of beers and leaving via the emergency slide? Well, flight attendant behaviour is back in the news.  The headline in the newspaper today was: Toddler Placed in Plane’s Locker Flight… Continue reading A Flight of Fantasy?

He Who Laughs Last . . .--Mar 2

He Who Laughs Last . . .

We last left the friendly sparrows snickering at my ill-conceived efforts to discourage them from nesting (and leaving other evidence of their presence) in the new nursery.  I had tried gentle persuasion.  I didn’t want to be the one to use force.  But no.  “Cooperation” is not in their vocabulary. I waited until I was… Continue reading He Who Laughs Last . . .