Courtesan

“All the times I watched ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ and I never realized she was an escort!” Someone said this to me recently. I’ve only seen the movie once. Audrey Hepburn is superb playing the role of a delightful young woman: pretty and a bit flighty. She can barely complete a sentence before changing the subject. […]

Tropophyte

There have been many times in my life where I’ve felt like I could not perform at an optimal level (or maybe even a functional level) due to one thing or another. Thinking back to yesterday, for example, when my work computer was getting some overdue patches and required several reboots. During that time, someone […]

Unwig

Defrock. Disbar. Unwig. What are we talking about? Removing someone’s frock, bar, or wig? Not really. Removing someone from office. Removing someone’s license to practice. Punishing someone who abused his title so offensively to have it taken away. But what is the frock, bar, and wig, and who has them to be taken away? So […]

Pincers

Today I took a few minutes to increase my laptop performance by a little exercise we’ll call “reducing open browser tabs from 90 to 50”. A reboot was also involved, but between the two, it seems that the “Not Responding” message has gone away, if only temporarily. Before the cleanup, it was happening every few […]

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