Friday the 13th

Paraskevidekatriaphobia. The fear of Friday the 13. Friday the 13 as an unlucky day is a relatively new superstition. According to most folklorists, there is no real written evidence for Friday the 13 being unlucky. The earliest known reference in English is in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini: “Rossini was surrounded to the last by admiring and affectionate friends; Why…

Off-Roading in Nevada Desert

There is something about Off-Roading, hopping in the Range Rover and going out into the Nevada desert. I happen to love the desert. Where most see nothing but dirt and sagebrush, I see beauty.  There is so much to see, so many hidden treasures. There is life in the desert. I have seen Pronghorn, mustangs, rabbits, reptiles of all sorts,…

International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month.  The guitar is an old instrument, having  been around for some 3,300 years ago, although they didn’t quite look like today’s instruments. The word guitar is descended from the Latin word cithara, the modern guitar itself is not believed to have descended from the Roman instrument. There are many theories of where the modern guitar comes from.. One commonly cited theory is…

Real Women Do Things A Little Differently

  Some useful advice from “Creative Humor at Work: Living the Humor Perspective” by Sandra Meggert, Ph.D. (2008): Ladies–If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant fix-me-up. Real Woman-– If you over-salt a dish while cooking, that’s just too bad. Pleace recite with…