The Stories I Tell ~ from The Word Cellar

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I love stories. I'm the one at social functions with a dozen new anecdotes. But I worry about hogging the conversation. Sometimes I tell myself that I'll be quiet and let others do the talking. But no matter how hard I try, my stories insist on bursting out! Here I can let my stories (the classics that I tell again and again, as well as new ones that unfold along the way) run free. I'm a professional writer and editor, and sole proprietor of The Word Cellar. I write for a variety of publications and clients on everything from green buildings and nuclear reactors to entrepreneurship and the arts. If you need words written, edited, or enlivened, I can help. Contact me.


Some landlord has a sense of humor

I found this angry looking god-turned-waterspout on the side on an apartment building near the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. I'm not sure which god it's meant to be. Maybe Bacchus or Dionysius because of the grapes? But being the god of wine, wouldn't Bacchus look happy and easygoing? Then again, maybe he's an angry drunk. And apparently, "Dionysus sometimes has the epithet Bromios, meaning 'the thunderer' or 'he of the loud shout'." But this guy doesn't look so much like he's shouting as blowing or spitting. Perhaps it's that badass Zeus, the god of sky and thunder. But he has no lightning bolt, just a waterspout. Unfortunately, I've never actually seen water coming out of his mouth. Maybe he shoots out wine instead!


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