Last week I was in Michigan. The remarkable thing is that of the fifty states there were four that I had never been in. The other three are Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. It’s unlikely that I will ever visit any of those three.
We have longtime friends who are from Michigan, and we planned a trip to the places that meant something to them, and while we couldn’t go to all of them we filled up a week.
We landed at Detroit, but never saw Detroit, and drove by signs to Flint,…Continue
A recent episode of “The Allusionist”, a podcast that deals with words, dealt with accents, and to a lesser extent dialect. Episode #63, The Evolution of Accents, was broadcast courtesy of Twenty Thousand Hertz, which is a podcast about sound. Helen Zalzberg, the Allusionist, asked and they agreed to share.
Briefly, the show started with the evolution of modern English – from 1500 to present – and expanded on the English from the 1600s on during the time that Britain…Continue
We live a couple of hours away from Atlanta, so there is ample opportunity to hear live music there, but my wife would as soon have surgery without anesthesia as drive in Atlanta traffic. We get live music here in the mountains. Mostly it is over-the-hill groups playing with whatever remnants of the original group exist along with replacements. We saw the Beach Boys there which was actually The Beach Boy and younger musicians. To be fair they were very good. Others…Continue
Most mornings I make my version of an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. It’s like the one at Mickey D’s with a couple of additions. I chip up a little red onion on top of the egg in the skillet, and then flip the egg when it’s hard cooked to clarify and slightly brown the onions. I also put a few leaves of baby arugula on the layer of cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, egg, and onion and plop the top of the toasted English muffin on all of that.
It takes about ten minutes from the pantry…Continue