Believe me, generating ideas for this column is no problem. Besides all the ideas cluttering my desk, my files and my brain, I have a dry-erase board on my desk that has, let me count, 34 column ideas, some of which have been there a long while.
Why? Newsier material keeps coming up and it’s not often I’m able to tackle one of these perennials. And it seems as though every time I get to one, and wipe it off the board triumphantly, I add another one or two.
It occurred to me the other day that I can explain every word or phrase on this board — except one.
“Towne house”? This apparently refers to a house I once saw on Towne Avenue in Pomona, but I have no recollection of what it means.
I suppose I should erase it, but, darnit, something made me write “Towne house” on there. Maybe the meaning will come to me.
Any, um, ideas? *
UPDATE: I remembered what “Towne house” means! And of the four comments so far (as of 11 a.m. Thursday), none are correct — although they’re all good guesses. Keep guessing, if you like — but expand your thoughts to the entirety of Towne Avenue, not just the Pomona part.