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Thanks to my smart phone I no longer have anybody’s phone number memorized. I simply go to my contacts list, scroll until I find their name and dial it up. Of course, I cannot actually … more
Most of us are familiar with the canned meat product called Spam. But thanks to a British comedy troupe, the use of the word spam has spread way beyond the kitchen table. Spam has made its mark on … more
If you grew up watching police shows on television you are aware that in almost every episode a dispatcher would broadcast an alert on the radio, “Calling all cars.” Before today’s … more
I may be barking up the wrong tree but many of us occasionally use idioms without even realizing it. As a reminder, an idiom is a phrase that has come to mean something totally different then its … more
Kindergarten is a time when 5-year-olds start to develop ac- ademic and social skills. It is a time to build new friendships and explore the world outside of their homes. For me, it was also a time … more
When I was growing up our family went out for dinner almost every Sunday night. We often went to a restaurant named China Moon. Like most Americans we never heard of Hunan, Sichuan or Cantonese. Back … more
Using a mondegreen in a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Weigh In Is the Hardest Part.” For as long as I can remember, stepping on a scale has been a part of my morning … more
Sullivan County is fortunate to have so many fantastic Italian restaurants that provide delicious cuisine. In America, a recent study tabulated that Italian food had an 88 percent popularity rating … more
The phrase “you have to be in it to win it” is one of those advertising slogans that occasionally rattles around the neurons and synapses of my brain. It competes for attention with other … more
Growing up, I had dreams and ambitions of becoming an astronaut. I envisioned blasting off and orbiting in a space capsule. I watched films of astronauts training on all sort of challenging … more
Although often overlooked when discussing clothing, the shoelace plays a prominent part in attire. Except for slippers, loafers and sandals our shoes require shoelaces for a proper fit. Shoelaces … more
Although often overlooked when discussing clothing, the shoelace plays a prominent part in attire. Except for slippers, loafers and sandals our shoes require shoelaces for a proper fit. Shoelaces … more
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