40 Winks

The term "40 winks" is a commonly used expression to mean a short nap.  The girl in the photo is obviously just "catching 40 winks" before her next round of competition, but where did the expression come from and what does it actually mean? A wink is the quick closing and opening of an eye.  Winking both … Continue reading 40 Winks

Too Much Water

One extreme to the next.  Either there is too much water, like the Colorado rains of Biblical proportions, or never enough water, like in Death Valley, California. It's been raining along the eastern slope of the Rockies, from Boulder to Colorado Springs, for the last 7-10 days.  Heavy rains, like gully washers on steroids.  Half … Continue reading Too Much Water