Life’s just swell, fine-and-dandy.

Fine. Excellent. Well done. Going just right. Swell. *Snore.*

How wistfully do we tread through life, looking for better adjectives to battle-harden our vocabulary, and how often do we …

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Sitting down to read my November issue of More Magazine, the title below caught my eye and in particular a word on page 78 as I read A DATE WITH THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY.

*This is the issue I’m featured in, page 148, for my work with Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made). Make sure you pick up a copy, on newsstands now!

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Come along with me/whimstanding

Do you ever just lay back, stare at the clouds … and take a moment out of the day? I did, and I wondered where this cloud wandered whilst it was whispering its whimsical story …

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Have you snapped lately?

Irving Berlin‘s song “Easter Parade” talks about finding yourself in the rotogravure.


“The photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re
In the rotogravure.”

Rotogravure. Merry-go-round? Snooty name for restroom?

Rotogravure \ˌrō-tə-grə-ˈvyur\

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Zephyr. Bad gas? Distant cousin to sulphur? How about something related to dinosaurs? The big toe of a brontosaurus? Louis L’Amour sidekick?

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Name that tune

Who knows what well-known song has the word halcyon in it? Hint: it’s patriotic.

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