The 2015 Academy Award race is the best I can remember in recent years. Each year, my family and I have a tradition of trying to get to as many of the Academy Award nominated films as possible in the eight weeks leading up to the Oscars. This year, I was able to see every Academy Award nominated film in all of the major categories and my mind was BLOWN!
Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder – by Barbara Ellen, The Observer – Originally Published October 30, 2005
Now that autumn is here, and summer is gone, some of us are getting our super-powers back. Continue reading
She’s crafty – she’s gets around
She’s crafty – she’s always down
She’s crafty – she’s got a gripe
She’s crafty – and she’s just my type
Old English cræftig ‘strong, powerful,’ later ‘skillful’
1: skillful, clever
2: adept in the use of subtlety and cunning, marked by subtlety and guile Continue reading
Tchotchke (/ˈtʃɒtʃkə/ choch-ka)
– a small bauble or miscellaneous item. Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability as well as tackiness and has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere.
Having shaken my head in disbelief many a time over other’s bubbles of idiocy, I often assume that Hanlon’s razor must apply. Very few are sly enough to manage true malice and manipulation, and instead fall into the “dumb as a sack of hammers” category. And for those…we have Hanlon.
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”