The Triple Threat
Three things can ruin a man—money, power, and women. I never had any money. I never wanted power, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
… Harry S. Truman
The sparrow flying in the rear of the hawk thinks the hawk is fleeing.
A View of the Ages
Varo recognizes three ages:
- From the beginning of man to the Great Flood (the period wholly unknown)
- From the Flood to the first Olympiad (the mythical period)
- From the first Olympiad to the present time (the historical period)
My mother taught me the wrong way to tie my shoe laces. Instead of a square knot, I’d end up with a granny knot.
From the Trivia File
It is said that Mithridates VI, King of Pontus, whose daughter Cleopatra was married to Tigranes II, King of Armenia, had so fortified his constitution that poisons had no baneful effect on him.
From My Persian Dictionary
Sáz: musical instrument
What’s in a Name?
Tatoulian: Armenian in derivation, identified as a proper noun and descriptive term, Tatoul is described as follows by Tatul Sonentz Papazian:
“Tatul (Tatoul) means the paw of a large feline—puma, jaguar, tiger, or lion; as such, pre-Christian Armenians—before names from the scriptures became fashionable—used it as a totemic appellation.”
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