If you're a Potterhead (like yours truly), you know exactly what the title of this post means; if not, allow me to explain. In the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, the spell to disarm an opponent is performed with the word Expelliarmus! and a flourish of one’s wand. When done correctly, this spell causes … Continue reading Expelliarmus!
We love to use them; but we don’t want them used against us. I’m talking about 100% words. Always. Never. Forever. If you’ve got kids who are able to talk, you’ve heard them. “You never let us do anything!” Or, “She always gets to ride shotgun!” Or, “Why do I always have to do the … Continue reading Rumble Strips and Road Signs
Confession: I don’t really like mystery novels. If you know me, that may come as a surprise. I think I seem the type. I like the idea of a mystery and occasionally read them hoping that this time I'll enjoy myself, but I inevitably get frustrated while reading because I read too fast and miss … Continue reading Better than Sherlock
When you think of Daniel (the Bible character), what do you think? Lions? Handwriting on the wall? The fiery furnace? (Wait, that wasn’t Daniel—or was it? I just remember the three guys. But they were Daniel’s friends, right? Where was Daniel?) Yes, Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den, and yes, he read the handwriting … Continue reading Not Just a Flannelgraph