Just for Fun Archive

Nonsense + Common Sense Makes Sense

If common sense is less common, is nonsense overcome? I keep hearing that common sense is not so common. But is common sense endangered or is it a super power? Perhaps common sense is not as common as it used to be. But, at the same time, are we undervaluing nonsense? After 13.5 inches of rain over the last six days, the sun slipped out…

What a career–Pianist, Prime Minister, Grape Grower!

Looking for a career change? Need some inspiration? Take a look at the life of Ignacy Paderewski. Paderewski was a brilliant pianist, a pretty darn good composer, and a Polish statesman advocating for the independence of Poland. After working with Woodrow Wilson and becoming the Prime Minister of Poland, Paderewski relocated to sunny California. Just what does a polish statesman and pianist do during the…

English Language–Talk is Cheap, but Tricky!

When money talks, does anyone critique its word choice, spelling or grammar? It’s a wonder anyone ever learns the English language with all of its rule and exceptions. Never fear. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus, is always here. Tonight, instead of working on my current book project, I’ve decided to “go off on a tangent.” Is anyone else perplexed by the rules of the English…

Cleaning House is as easy as Pressing a Button

“Step away from the keyboard,” I hear Keith telling me as he walks through the room. A pretty common statement in our household. But this week brought a new twist. Does anyone around here clean up their data, pictures, emails, texts or documents? I mean really clean them up? I mean wipe them off your actual computer, not just the phone? Of course you do!…