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Slightly Twisted Voice Box

On Tuesday I went to see my otorhinolaryngologist (or Ear, Nose, and Throat doc) for basically a routine checkup. After all, it’s been five years. I take relatively few medications (or at least that’s what the medical pros tell me) but two of them are for my upper respiratory tract. And I still have some…

Fire Code Violation?

Just up the street there’s a house that’s been under renovation since sometime last summer. The workers come for a couple days, make some noise, do some work, and then disappear for a week or two. Needless to say, progress has been slow. I wish they’d just get it over with. But that seems to…

D.K.

Penn and Teller have a television program where they invite magicians of all kinds (professional, aspiring, young, old) to try to fool them with a trick that they’ve devised. If the guest successfully fools the masters, the guest is invited to perform in Penn and Teller’s long-running Las Vegas act. One of the joys of…

Exploding Eggs

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with making poached eggs in the microwave ever since Graham Norton mentioned doing it on his radio show/podcast a few weeks ago. According the Graham, just break an egg into a ramekin that has a small bit of room temperature water in it, then throw it into the microwave for between…

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