Why Not Jumping Joes or Jumping Steves?

Why Not Jumping Joes or Jumping Steves?

My Blog We’ve all done them. In elementary school, if  nowhere else. The Jumping Jack. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s called a jumping something, but why Jack? There are several stories that claim to explain this. One is quite simply that it looks...
I Never Noticed That Before!

I Never Noticed That Before!

My Blog The screen on my desk phone tilts up. I’ve had this phone on my desk for at least five years and I never noticed that before. All those five years, I’ve craned my neck and finally had to stand up from my chair to read the screen because of the glare. Not a...
There Ain’t No Good Guy, There Ain’t No Bad Guy…

There Ain’t No Good Guy, There Ain’t No Bad Guy…

My Blog I hadn’t seen a friend of mine in a while. We’d known each other for nearly ten years and got together two or three times a month. Then she started avoiding me. Not responding to contact. Being evasive. When I pushed, she admitted she hadn’t really been...
Why Tell an Actor to Break a Leg?

Why Tell an Actor to Break a Leg?

My Blog When you wish an actor good luck before he goes into an audition or out on stage to perform, you tell him to Break a Leg. Sounds like an odd way to wish someone luck, doesn’t it? As actors themselves will tell you, we are a suspicious lot. For instance, you...
Dressed to the Nines?

Dressed to the Nines?

My Blog The Pretty Woman and her man on the left are Dressed to the Nines!  Wait, dressed to the whats?  Why the nines?  Some say it’s because of the 99th Wiltshire Regiment, an infantry regiment in England since the regiment was known to be nattily attired.  But the...
If-onlys Re-examined

If-onlys Re-examined

My Blog “If only I had turned left instead of right…” “I knew I should have left the house earlier…” The punchline being that some terrible event would have been avoided, very often relating to traffic accidents. If you had turned left, you wouldn’t have hit that...