Sadly, I’m Not Peter Parker

February is simply flying by! I’d better recap before it disappears. Valentine’s Day was super low key. Sappy sucker that I am, I gave Tara a card in the morning. She admitted, rather embarrassedly, that she did not have one for me. I told her that was okay. It’s never been my favorite holiday; I don’tContinue reading “Sadly, I’m Not Peter Parker”

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Turning Verbs Into Nouns

Tara and I were recently in Sears shopping for a new washing machine. I couldn’t help but chuckle over the silliness of calling a machine that washes clothes a “washing machine.” The name’s much too literal. We don’t call a car a “driving machine” or a refrigerator a “keeping food cold machine.”  And why isn’tContinue reading “Turning Verbs Into Nouns”

Love Is In The Air. And Chowder, too.

A few days ago I got a hankering for a really good cup of clam chowder, so I did what anybody would do to satisfy that craving: made a 240-mile round trip to go get me some. What? You wouldn’t?! One of the things that attracted me to Tara was the fact that she onceContinue reading “Love Is In The Air. And Chowder, too.”