Author: Carolyn

Fans and Animals on the Field

Recently during a football game between the San Francisco 49er’s and the Los Angeles Rams, a spectator decided to run out onto the field.  Game announcer Kevin Harlan treated the event like any other down and started calling the play by

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Get Your Goats

While visiting a ranch in Colorado, I met a goat named Lucky.  Domesticated goats are sometimes kept as pets – similar to a dog or cat.  When Abraham Lincoln was president, his sons kept two goats in the White House

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Roald Dahl Dictionary

In celebration of what would have been author, of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, Oxford University Press has published the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary! The dictionary is both authoritative and a little bit mischievous and includes everyday

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Computer Lingo

Have you ever wondered where the terms used in computer speak originated?  The word cookie, a packet of information that travels between a browser and a web server, is named after the fortune cookie, a cookie with an embedded message. Rebooting

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Halloween

Halloween is almost here and the scarecrows or tattie-doolies as the Scottish call them are out. But Halloween is all about trick or treating and that means candy.  The average American eats 24 pounds of candy a year, and most of that consumption

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