How do I get to be Terpsichore?*

How much time did Fred and Ginger invest practicing together in order to perform like this? I don’t think I’ve ever heard how much rehearsal time they put in, but it had to be an awful lot, don’t you think? *Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses. She was the goddess of choral song and …

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Hypochondriac’s delight

That’s the Internet, baby. I have some kind of odd soreness on the right side of my sternum. Plug “sore sternum” into a search box and Presto! I have costochondritis! What’s that? It’s an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone (sternum). Costochondritis causes localized …

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What was that?

Okay, everybody’s already jumped on Jeb! for his oh-so-empathetic “stuff happens” response when asked about the campus shooting in Oregon. Everybody’s sort-of forgiven the Pope for meeting with that job-denying Kim Davis, since the circumstances were not what we thought; it wasn’t one-on-one and full of approbation for her “brave stand for religious liberty,” despite …

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Trash talking Rapid Transits

The Los Angeles Dodgers play the New York Mets in the first round of the baseball playoffs, so what’s more natural than the cities’ respective transit systems kidding each other? Don’t worry, @MetroLosAngeles – we sweep our subway just like the @Mets will sweep the @Dodgers — MTA (@MTA) September 30, 2015 It went on …

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