Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Corn with a crunch,
Terrific for lunch

* Served with salsa, do tortilla chips constitue an entire meal?
* Are tortilla chips always made out of corn? Or are they sometimes made of flour?
* When you go to a Mexican restaurant and they provide tortilla chips as an hors d'ouevre, will you eat the entire basket?
* Who has the most delicious tortilla chips that you've ever eaten?
* Sometimes, I will warm my tortillas in the toaster oven. I may end up with a very poor version of a tortilla chip.

Friday, September 18, 2009

50. MOMS

We wouldn't be here without them

* "Moms" were the simple miracle #50 at CWRU as well.
* At the annual March for Life, one of our favorite cheers was "Life is good, life is great, Who do we appreciate? ... Our moms!"
* Thanks to my mother, my grandmothers, all of my friends who are mothers, and the Blessed Mother for inspiring this simple miracle.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


With books in every nook to satisfy each cranny of our curiosity

* Now that my sister is a professional librarian, I am even more of a fan.
* When I was in fourth grade, the librarian came to talk at our school. In front of the whole class, she pointed me out, "Oh, there's Phil Koshute. I know him. His family comes to the library three times every week." How embarassed I was!
* Thanks to my mother for suggesting this simple miracle. Before I was even in fourth grade, she used to roll us up to the library in a red wagon.
* Even before then, Mom used to tend the garden outside of the library.
* Even now, when I go back home, I'm happy to poke around the library, located right along the river, just a few blocks from our house.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


They all have the same number of holes at the top, no matter what brand

* Thanks to my sister Gina for suggesting this simple miracle. Perhaps she was organizing her dorm room's bathroom when she thought of it?
* Gina, I think, was excited about the shower curtain industry's adherence to standards. Are you a fan of standardization? Surely, you appreciate the convenience of being able to plug the same electric alarm clock into an outlet in both Ohio and Oregon. But does the uniformity cramp your creativity?
* At least in my bathroom, it is very good exercise to change a shower curtain - unclipping the old one, then snapping in the new curtain. It requires holding hands above one's head for a long time.
* Do you have trouble with shower curtain mold? At my house, if we don't pull the curtain after it gets wet, it's more likely to turn moldy. To encourage my housemates, I composed a poem: "Mold/ Can be bold/ And it likes our shower curtain/ For certain./ So please/ Give that curtain a squeeze/ And a close/ When you've finished washing your nose."

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