• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 864.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1417.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Leslie Elman

09/17/2018 - 10:51am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: September 17, 2018 Melissopalynology is the study of the pollen bees collect to make honey. (“Melissa” is the ancient Greek word for “bee;” palynology, the study of pollen and spores, comes from the ancient Greek word for “scatter.”) In use since the 1890s to determine a honey’s composition and place of origin, this super-...
09/10/2018 - 9:42pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: September 10, 2018 Though it was intended for both men and women, from its earliest days Vogue magazine’s readership skewed heavily toward women interested in fashion. Dressmaker Rosa Payne saw that as a marketing opportunity. In 1905, she persuaded the magazine’s publisher to offer her own hand-cut...
08/27/2018 - 8:59am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 27, 2018 “Gray’s Anatomy,” the 1858 medical reference book (not to be confused with “Grey’s Anatomy,” the medical TV drama), is attributed to Henry Gray, a medical instructor at St. George’s Hospital in London. It wouldn’t be what it is without 360-plus detailed...
08/20/2018 - 2:09pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 20, 2018 Chad, China, Guinea, Morocco and Turkey have something in common besides being nations of the world. They’re also five of the 13 countries whose names in lowercase are acceptable words in standard Scrabble. A chad, as everyone recalls from the 2000 U.S. presidential election, is a fragment of paper...
08/13/2018 - 6:43pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 13, 2018 In Massachusetts, near the Connecticut border, is a body of water that people call Webster Lake, because Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is too complicated to pronounce. From the Native American Nipmuc language, loosely translated as “neutral fishing point at the boundary,...
07/30/2018 - 8:22am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: July 30, 2018 “All in the Family” yielded the spinoffs “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “The Jeffersons,” “Maude” and a short-lived 1994 show called “704 Hauser.” Spinoffs of the spinoffs include “Gloria,” from “Archie Bunker’s Place,...
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