The nose knows
Conflate – to combine (things, such as two readings of a text) into a composite whole.
As in, I’m about to conflate several post references to a conclusion and an inanity.
To start off, several posts ago I mentioned my … Read the rest
Size does matter.
I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world.
This may have had … Read the rest
It’s coming from…inside the house!
A typical call between my Dad and I often starts off like this:
“Good Afternoon! Getting much rain today?”
“Hi Dad! Tons! How about you?”
“Not a drop.”
Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State, but don’t let that fool you, … Read the rest
Must see TV! Miss it not! Call in sick! Send the kids to school (even if there it’s ut for the summer)! Lock the doors! Turn off the ringers! The biggest testimony in, well, whenever is going to happen this … Read the rest
I’ve often written about my affection for an extended vocabulary. It’s long been a benefit to me in my reading, my writing and my crossword puzzle solving.
I’ve also mentioned how possessing (and employing) muscular diction has its drawbacks. I’ve … Read the rest
Game of phones
There’s a madman on the throne!
I heard a word used the other day, in one of the endless stream of talking heads discussing Donald Trump. The word was swiftly passed by and not given a second thought, but I … Read the rest
Some people label it as stubbornness. I call it experience.
It’s no secret my distaste for medicine and medical treatments. I’ve had little success with over-the-counter medicines and worse reactions to prescribed “cures”.
Over the course of my life, I’ve … Read the rest
The internet says the darndest things
I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question.
Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results.… Read the rest
Thinking bad thoughts
Nah. Just not interested.
I’m on day 6 of “backgate”. the mysterious malady that’s disabled my lower back since right before my birthday BBQ and these several days after.
During that time, I received numerous suggestions of what to do. … Read the rest
How to measure a birthday BBQ
Two days removed from the birthday BBQ (that I annually throw for myself) and this could have been my most successful yet at my house (surpassed only by my big 50th birthday BBQ that I rented a pavilion at the … Read the rest