I wasn't going to do it. The advice from the "wise heads" in my wife's family was to buy a multi-unit house, have the tenants pay the mortgage, and live in one of the units. They thought I was stubborn and maybe a bit inscrutable when I stated that I would not do it.
There was nothing obsequious about the Gray Menace. Assume that he was some cuddly, cute kitten, and he'd attack.
I was introduced to the word omphalos during a course in ancient history.
The Monk looked at the Teahouse of the August Moon and stated, "pareidolia, seeing a pattern or image that is not there. A psychological phenomenon not uncommon in inebriates.
Now, it is true that many of us New Englanders do appreciate a few weeks of winter break in Florida. But, likewise, most of us perversely love the cold weather in April and early May we call spring.
When I was younger and unmarried, I was an enthusiastic fan of pulchritude.
Snazzy was a jazz and hipster term that escaped from the reservation and made it into everyday talk.
Do you know what the "Cut" is? For the uninformed, it's a maneuver where you focus your gaze somewhere over their shoulder as you pass someone by—done with an erect head and a priggish look on your face.
One of the foundation myths for my mother's family was that they are descended from a first mate on one of Henry Morgan's ships.
Free is a dangerous word, and worse, it's a slippery concept. Why? Well, it opens the path for the abuse of generosity.