Very Stable Anagrams

Break out your old box of Scrabble blocks. Pick out the exact letter-tiles you’ll need to spell: ✦ “a very stable genius” Just don’t arrange them that way. Instead, lay them down in the following sequence: ✦ “. . . but – … Continue reading

Our 30th Ana(versary)gram!

I can’t let 2016 escape without noting that this was the year Cheri and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. Three adventure-filled decades ago, we committed ourselves to making our union “as a fortress for well-being and salvation”. That’s how Baha’u’llah … Continue reading

Does Gary Matthews Really Cut His Own Hair With a Vacuum Cleaner?

Short answer: Yes! I cut my own hair – and yes, with a vacuum cleaner. The slightly longer, just slightly more precise answer is that I use a vacuum cleaner attachment called a Flowbee. I can hardly believe this works. … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Anagrams

Cheri and I benefit from the work of two exceptionally gifted healers: Dr. Rocio Huet, our primary-care physician; and Dr. Craig Hennie, our chiropractor. I’m therefore pleased to note that the letters in “Rocio Huet, healer” rearrange to spell “Hoorah! … Continue reading

One Word: Pert Near

A recent article of mine uses the compound word “pert near”. What’s the deal there? It was my article on whistling (I can’t whistle) in which I asked whether there’s “anything you can’t do … even though pert near everyone … Continue reading

The Most Romantic Valentine City

Happy Valentine’s Day from America’s Most Consistently Romantic City — Knoxville, Tennessee, home of “Notes from Stonehaven”.  Okay, so I had to weasel-word that (with “consistently”) in order to justify the “most” boast. Technically, Knoxville was bumped this year from … Continue reading