John Edward’s Words

OK, everyone will be saying that John Edward’s is a two-faced liar. The former presidential candidate admitted to an extramarital affair while his wife was battling cancer. He also denied that he’s the father of the woman’s baby. While this can be one of those, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone” (don’t…

Scientist Names Catfish After Mailroom Boss

The headline for this post is taken from something in today’s Chicago Sun-Times. The story is that Frank Gallagher, who spent 37 years as a mail room supervisor at a natural science museum in Philadelphia (my home town), had a species of catfish named after him – rhinodoras gallagheri. He got this new fame because…

Steve Martin Was (Is?) Shy

I’ve been reading Steve Martin’s autobiography, Born Standing Up. He says a couple things that struck me as interesting. First, he shares when he lost his virginity, I suppose that’s needed for some odd reason. Second, he says that he was shy. Now it’s hard to believe that someone with happy feet and an arrow…