Muckraking and mudslinging are as American as Mom and apple pie.
Johnny-on-the-Spot Back in the day, when we would travel, I'd always pack "Word Jumble" and "Word Find" books. As I worked on one, I'd make a brief note on the page about the day and time and have some quick reflection on something happening. We still have many of those books with "puzzles" yet to … Continue reading Why Isn’t it “Ghun ghor Ghoster”
Johnny-on-the-Spot The first Presidential debate ended with in predictable results. The Trump supporters said their man won while the Biden backers claimed he did the better job. Can we all agree it was something less than the Lincoln/Douglas "gold standard of debates" which occurred in 1858? Those 7 sessions in that hotly-contested Illinois Senate race … Continue reading Debating is the Issue…
Johnny-on-the-Spot One of the special days we celebrated in September was "One-Hit Wonders Day". Being a musician and a radio worker, the charm of "one-hit wonders" is somewhat special to me. By definition, a one-hit wonder is any entity that achieves mainstream popularity, often for only one piece of work, and becomes known among the … Continue reading One Hit Wonders…
Johnny-on-the-Spot Two years ago, I took a moment to write about "Punctuation Day" which is celebrated near the middle of each September. Those 14 little marks, often ignored or misused, can be awfully powerful. Most acknowledge 14 punctuation marks. We have the period, question mark, exclamation mark, comma, semi-colon, colon, dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets, braces, … Continue reading Time to Eat, Grandma!
Common sense tel;l;s me that's risky.
Neither was the 1979 classic by Frank Zappa with a question that centered on a burning topic.
Before Google maps, you never ventured away from home without road maps and/or atlas.
When's the last time you stirred UP trouble?
They picked a Swedish terms for "sleek and sinuous" and the "Tickle Me Elmo" of 1945 was born...The Slinky.