Archive for February 2016

Presidentially Serious questions

Presidentially Serious questions
Has anyone ever re-started a “suspended” campaign? (Is it that hard to say “I quit” when the job is so far out of reach?) My favorite question for the candidates: Who is your biggest adversary? My follow-up question: If you said a U.S. politician and not some leader or group we’re fighting, why? How do... Read more »

Did you get red Valentine roses? Credit Robert Burns!

Did you get red Valentine roses? Credit Robert Burns!
On Valentine’s Day, did you get red, red roses? Thank the sender, of course. But for the idea, credit Robert Burns (1759-1796), whom the world thinks of as Scotland’s greatest poet — and whom Scotland (and Scottish-Americans such as your faithful, Serious correspondent) think of as the world’s greatest poet.  It was Burns who wrote “O my luve... Read more »

TBR, or To Be Read: an abbreviation even I can love

TBR, or To Be Read: an abbreviation even I can love
TBR, or To Be Read, is the sort of abbreviation I like… it leaves more time for reading. I discovered it when I was tagged by Leslie Reese in her excellent blog, Folklore & Literacy,   and encouraged to answer the following questions about the books I’m waiting to read. How do you keep track... Read more »
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