THE WORD HOUND: Ten Rare and amusing insults by Jan Haber 1. COCKALORUM—a boastful and self-important person; a strutting little fellow. If cockalorum suggests a crowing cock, that[...]
Neologism=a newly coined word or expression. • birther—n. a person who believes that President Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States, and therefore should[...]
HEALTH & SCIENCE: AVOIDING MSG by Leslie Haber Twenty years ago, I began to notice side effects from eating things that contained monosodium glutamate. After I ate some beef j[...]
Lighthouses On the Hudson River • The Athens Lighthouse—Constructed in 1874, on a point that is extremely dangerous to shipping, the station is built with a unique shape designed t[...]
For the boys— 1. Jackson 2. Aiden 3. Liam 4. Lucas 5. Noah 6. Mason 7. Ethan 8. Caden 9. Jacob 10. Logan For the girls— 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Olivia 4. Ava 5. Isabella 6. Mia 7. Zoe[...]
New Kid On the Block T-nee Angels This year, Tina Guarasci’s T-nee Angels day care facility is twenty years old. It’s a small, hands-on kind of place, limited to six little ones at[...]
Learn to let go … don’t sweat the small stuff … live in the present … These peppy platitudes are all well and good but they’ve been done to death and are pretty o[...]
It is time to plan for your kids’ Summer fun. Some of what’s available, (in alphabetical order): Amazing Grace Circus Summer Day Camp for ages 5—14. Learn juggling, clowning, acrob[...]