Tuesday, September 27, 2011


As I stayed up last night, brooding about what I have done with my life, I was at least consoled by Tracey, my favorite personality on the Gem Shopping Network. In the course of describing a necklace she said, "like in Shakespeare - Rosaline's quivering thighs." Her co-host Alan was shocked! "It's early in the morning!" he exclaimed. Shocked but delighted. He laughed heartily. He is always delighted by Tracey's antics. They make a great team. Alan is the old pro. For example, someone on the telephone wanted to know how to clean hematite. Do you think Alan had to pause to consider the question, or look up the answer in a book? He did not! He has immediate mental access to all the information you need about cleaning hematite.