GALOSHES: a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.


Well … it seemed only appropriate to pull up this old word as we face our fourth major snow storm in four weeks here in Providence.   It’s just beginning to snow, but we have about three feet of ambient snow and we’re expecting another 8-12 inches.  Poor Boston, to our East, has another potential  snowfall […]

KICK THE CAN: a game from childhood; a phrase used in politics

kick the can

As a kid in a small, middle class community it was our responsibility to create entertainment.   Sometimes we just sat in the park in the middle of the village and watched the cars go by.  We invented a game about identifying the make, model and year of the car before it was right in front […]