Tenterhooks is a term that is usually preceded by the word “on.” It is a 16th century English word, again a portmanteau, which is a combination of the two words tenter and hooks. Hooks, of course simply means what it says. Small metal spikes upon which something can be hung. Tenter, however, calls for more […]
The photo to the right is of Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Chldren’s Defense Fund, and one of the most respected voices in the arena of children’s rights and education in the United States. You may know of her, and may even have recognized her. But for many Americans her name is familiar and […]
REALITY: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
The entertainment industry understands the difference between fantasy and reality. It is the difference between “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Taste.” One is a piece of fiction and the other is real people doing real things and experiencing real emotions. If, in “The Big Bang Theory” a mistake is made in the filming they can […]