Where Did That Saying Come From?
10/21/2013 00:44:06 AM
Many common sayings originated in the middle ages. The initial meaning is often shocking and hilarious but true,
Many sayings and customs which are still common today originated in the 1500's. For example, most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May. They st..
Diatribe: Nincompoops Knock Over Prehistoric Boulder In Utah Park.
10/19/2013 08:12:47 AM
One spring, many years ago, we were lucky enough to time our beach vacation with a huge migration of sand dollars. We could walk out, chest deep, into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and feel the extremely flattened sea urchins beneath our feet. With enough practice we learned how ..
Ode to an Orchard Playground
10/18/2013 21:40:10 PM
A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.
i stand on hot concrete
staring at a large edifice of
glass like steel and
steel like glass.
yet I do not see this
reflected in the mirror like steel
i see a cluster of
Ovation: Girls Charged In Case Of Bullied Girl Who Committed Suicide.
10/16/2013 11:20:43 AM
October has been declared Bullying Prevention Month. I’m not entirely certain who made this declaration but, like every other cause that gets a month’s worth of focus, I think every month should be Bullying Prevention Month. Bullies suck. Of course, there have always be..
Diatribe: Don’t Call Police When Your Jell-O Gets Stolen.
10/15/2013 10:12:42 AM
Like most families, every time mine gathered to celebrate just about any occasion during my younger years there was food. And, more often than not, all the moms brought a dish. Also like most families, some of the moms were fantastic cooks who could whip up a fabulous and tasty dish usin..
Ovation: Chris Cox Mowed The Lawn Around The Lincoln Memorial.
10/12/2013 12:23:38 PM
Generally speaking, I’m opposed to vigilantism. I don’t think there is ever an excuse to take the law into your own hands. There are even laws against it. But I have to admire someone who steps in to help when their community needs assistance. I’ve had neigh..
In Defence of the Large family
10/11/2013 23:21:01 PM
The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people.
When the words The Joy Of Mothering popped into my head as a title for my short stories it was like an epiphany for me because those few words verbalized my experience living with little people. The very exis..
Right to Health? Well Daaah!
10/06/2013 18:31:37 PM
Freedom and liberty?
Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector?
America sooo...let me get this straight. The most powerful country in the world, which boasts about the glorious life of the free and the brave is arguing whether ..
The Great Canadian North
10/05/2013 22:48:17 PM
Surrounded by forests and thousands of inland lakes, most Canadians live less than an hour or two from open country.
I was listening to an interview on the car radio as we drove into through farmland and uncultivated stretches into town. An excited British woman devotes an entire blog to ..
Diatribe: The Bawling Beanie Baby Billionaire.
10/03/2013 11:24:33 AM
I admit it … I bought one. I fell for a story about how one particular Beanie Baby was going to be the most valuable collectible piece of Americana in history. Pretty much everyone in the U.S. remembers that Beanie Babies became popular collectibles in the mid 1990s. Produce..
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