Missing the Juicy Se...

The Obama administration has had its share of scandals including the Veteran’s Health Administration mess and the IRS and Secret Service misdeeds to name a few. But these were all rather boring. Not in the same league as Clinton’s “zippergate.” We all love a good sex scandal but we haven’t...

It’s Raining Mixed Metaphors Aug22

It’s Raining Mixed Metaphors

(Editor’s note: We liked the original title “It’s Raining Mixed Metaphors Right and Left and Other Verbal Buffoonery in the News.” Unfortunately, it was too long for our format.) I knit. I knit a lot. I do this because I find that it is impossible to eat potato chips if my hands are busy with yarn. This is the only diet regimen that works. And I have tried them all. As I knit, I entertain myself by bouncing around among the numerous all-news television networks. (This constant and expert handling of the remote comprises my daily exercise routine.) During the 2012 presidential campaign season, I started noticing an...

Those Odd Fairy Tales Aug16

Those Odd Fairy Tale...

I remember my mother reading me fairy tales before bedtime. Many of the stories depicted handsome princes and beautiful damsels who would triumph over villains and then live happily ever after. But rereading the tales today, I am surprised at the graphic violence and the very odd behavior of...