Latest Joan Morris Stories
By Joan Morris Grab your torches and dust off your copy of "The Art of War" -- the 17th season of "Survivor: Gabon" swings into gear Thursday, sending 18 castaways back to Africa, which CBS is calling "Earth's last Eden." The tease from the network reads like the same old, same old: Survivors, extreme conditions, elephants, gorillas, alliances, blah, blah, blah.
By Joan Morris Dear Joan: Public Storage has a commercial running that shows a man, a woman and a baby in a covered wagon. I am sure the man is Buck Jones, a movie cowboy who died in a fire at the Cocoanut Grove night club in the 1940s.
By Edward Reichel Deseret News It's difficult, if not downright impossible, not to like William Bolcom's music. He's an iconoclast who takes the best that European music has had to offer in the past 300 years and blends it with American 20th century idioms.
By Joan Morris Fluffing and folding the news Going boldly Our employers over the years have asked us for some odd things (showing up on time, meeting deadlines -- crazy things), but we think NASA takes the cake. The urinal cake, that is.
By Joan Morris The last time the Diet Club met, we talked about finding the right diet, and this time we're going to discuss ways to stay motivated.
By Edward Reichel Deseret News For composer and pianist William Bolcom, 2008 is a milestone year. He turned 70 in May, and the occasion has been marked by ongoing celebrations across the country.
By Joan Morris, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 21--Tough lessons At times, the Spin Cycle likes to drop its completely unhelpful tone and try to impart a measure of wisdom. And here it is.
- To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
- To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
- The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.