Red Light District

by Joanne Mason on July 6, 2012

Photo by keepwaddling1 via Flickr On Wednesday, we talked about the phrase ghost town and I mentioned this article from Mental Floss about Bodie, California, an American ghost town. The article mentions Rosa May, a Bodie prostitute who cared for miners during an outbreak of pneumonia. The article also includes a photo of Rosa May’s red […]


Red Carpet

by Joanne Mason on February 27, 2011

The 83rd Academy Awards take place tonight and and the media – photographers, reporters, and TV crews – will be swarming the red carpet, trying to get interviews with our favorite celebrities.  Fans, too, will be flocking about, trying to catch a glimpse. Red carpet is a pretty versatile phrase, when you think about it. […]


In The Black or In The Red?

by Joanne Mason on November 25, 2010

It’s Black Friday here in the United States.  In other words, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, considered the official first day of the holiday shopping season.  Retailers offer huge discounts and shoppers flock to the stores (sometimes as early as 3 a.m.) to search for bargains. Some people thrive on this atmosphere.  Not me.  I […]