Want to Land Here?

On Jeopardy a couple of weeks ago,  the game show showed contestants the picture below and they had to come up with the  answer to this question: To accommodate big jets a girder bridge helped extend the runway 4,000 feet at Madeira International Airport on an island of this nation. The answer wasn't that important to me.   … Continue reading Want to Land Here?

How to Pronounce Gephyrophobia

I wasn't familiar with the word gephyrophobia until I started learning more about my fear. Lucy used the word in A Charlie Brown Christmas more than 50 years ago when it first aired in December 1965. The "g" in gephyrophobia is soft and said like a "j." Click here to hear Lucy say it  It's worth the minute … Continue reading How to Pronounce Gephyrophobia