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If you remember that snowstorm at the end of last week, it was pretty windy to say the least.  I know it was pretty windy from a personal experience. I was heading here during the evening and on the way had to stop at the ATM.  Figuring to save a second I decided to use […]

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MOVIE: Purple Rain (1984) ANSWER: “…That Ain’t Lake Minnetonka” WINNER: C onnie A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father’s self destructive behavior, losing […]

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Verb: Thole (THOHL) Definition: Endure Sample sentence: In the winter months, we must thole the cold and snow.

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A free show at the Peter White Library is being held tonight at 7pm. Looks like the opener is Troy Graham (pictured above) and the headliner is Pink O’Herod.  I’ve seen (and recorded) Troy and I know he’s a good act to check out if you are out and about tonight.  Plus it’s free! Can’t […]

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The more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet, the greater your chances of keeping your wits about you as you get older. German researchers in collaboration with investigators at Temple University in Philadelphia and Italy’s Perugia University looked at the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake, antioxidant status and cognitive performance in 193 healthy […]

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MOVIE: Airplane (1980) ANSWER: “…and Leon’s getting Larger!” WINNER: Jamie An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don’t call him Shirley. Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on […]

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Adjective: Valorous (VAL-uh-russ) Definition: 1. Possessing or acting with bravery or boldness: courageous. 2. Marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination: heroic. Sample sentence: Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for valorous acts that helped to save his company in the face of a fierce German assault.

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Even if you avoid the brightly colored boxes of sugarcoated kids’ cereals, you may not be picking the healthiest breakfast options. Sugars, calories and fats can be hidden in many cereals – including those that are marketed as “healthy.” Consider the following when choosing cereals: Sugars: Choose varieties with eight grams of sugar or less […]

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Noun: Fustian (FUSS-chun) Definition: 1. A strong cotton and linen fabric. 2. High-flown or affected writing or speech. Sample sentence: Readers with a low tolerance for fustian may be put off by the writer’s style, but there is no denying that his arguments have merit.

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MOVIE: GoodFellas (1990) ANSWER: “We Were GoodFellas…Wiseguys” WINNER: Kathy Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to […]

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