The Miriam Webster Online Dictionary is my source for the definition of the term Lame Duck today. I looked at a number of definitions from other sources, but theirs was the clearest about something that I have suspected. Someplace in my ancient history I was led to believe that a lame duck is, as they say, […]
LAME DUCK: an elected official or group continuing to hold political office during the period between the election and the inauguration of a successor
I suspect that everyone has one of those reocurring dreams that has something to do with (her) career. As a student it usually had something to do with getting to the day before graduation and receiving a message that the registrar has discovered that you lack one math course in order to meet the graduation […]
It has been wonderful to pull my “cords” from the closet to wear this past couple of weeks. They are my pants that are made of corduroy, a fabric made from cotton, but with vertical ridges. The fabric is used for casual/dressy clothing…everything from pants to jackets, vests, coats, dresses, skirts, and even upholstery. For […]
BOXING DAY: the first weekday after Christmas, when Christmas gifts or boxes are given to employees, letter carriers, etc.
No, Boxing Day has nothing to do with pugilistic events. To the contrary, it is a day of showing respect and appreciation to those who assist us in our lives. That includes such people as fire fighters, police, the postal delivery person, etc. They are often the people who are forgotten in the list of […]