Words beyond “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

Have you ever noticed that some words are just fun to say? Okay. So you may not have given the subject much consideration now that you’re a serious adult. Seriously! Seriously? What makes a word fun to say? Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins taught us the fun of saying (even singing), “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (which MS Word spellcheck corrected for me). And on a related note, what…

A Toast to Independence Day

It’s time to honor those who secure our freedoms and remember those who visualized the United States. In preparing for July 4th, I was searching for a few good toasts. While I did run across a link to some “time honored” traditional toasts at http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/07/03/13-july-4-toasts/ , none of them were quite what I sought. So what’s better than an old timey toast? How about a…

$1,200 for a Meatball? Make Mine PB&J.

What happens when a stem cell biologist unites with a cardiologist to pursue a new idea? Check out Memphis Meats—growing beef, duck and chicken in a laboratory. You might say Memphis Meats is growing cells instead of cows. Vegetarians may one day have an alternative to abstaining from meat. Memphis Meats is producing cultured meat. I wonder if you drink your wine or beer from…

In Defense of Sarcasm

Having given up (or all but given up) alcohol, white sugar, white flour, swearing, red meat and soft drinks, I thought the only things left were caffeine, chocolate and butter. It is a better man than I that can give up these last three. Daily walks, and almost daily swims are routine in our household. We work, help others, and keep to ourselves. So, pardon…