Archive for June 2014
A day doesn’t go by, but I think of you. Now summer is here and you grow lovelier lying in the sun or wind-blown in the shade. Sometimes after a shower, your bedraggled look enchants and your scent — so fresh and sweet.—ravishes the air and captivates with its sensuousness. I’ve communed with you... Read more »
Wall Street is booming again. Setting records every few days. Wealth is being created on an enormous scale. But the market’s high tide is not lifting all boats. The gap between the rich and poor in America keeps widening. The 400 most wealthy Americans own more productive capital than the bottom 150 million Americans... Read more »
Note: My thanks to ChicagoNow blogger Kerri Morris whose post “Kyrie Eleison: In the Catacombes de Paris” provided the inspiration for the following verse. Under the streets of Gay Paree The tourists trek through catacombs. Neat stacks of bones are there to see Whose owners once had better homes. Their femurs cannot ever flee... Read more »
Your town is boring if the grass watches you grow. Your town is boring if the traffic cop tickets himself for speeding. Your town is boring if the barn dance had to be cancelled due to arthritis. Your town is boring if the most interesting part of your house is the bedpan. Your town... Read more »
Some people put cream in their joe At a restaurant or on the go. But now there’s a trend For a buttery blend. What will they use next? Oleo?
In the vastness of space are spectacular tracts of dust, gas, and ionized hydrogen and helium. Astronomers have given them evocative names. Can you guess what they are? A perfect score will give you a place among the stars. Answers follow a picture of Charles Messier who catalogued some of the following. 1. a)... Read more »
In search of some informed insight on what to do about the tinderbox in Iraq, the Today Show went slumming this morning. They called on, of all people, Paul Bremer. I’ll give you a few moments to recover from the shock. Yes, Paul Bremer. He was the guy Bush II appointed to govern Iraq... Read more »
What do you think about Mr. Trump’s sign? Is it malignant or is it benign? Take a position if you so incline. No matter if it’s all a bit asinine.
Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, will not be at the reins when President Obama serves his last day. He wouldn’t have missed it for the world. But on Tuesday Cantor was primaried out of office by a Tea Partyite . He will serve out his term and settle on... Read more »
When the World Cup opens tomorrow, Brazil will take center stage for millions of people around the world. So what better time to brush up on your knowledge of this fascinating South American nation. Here’s a quiz to get you started. 1. Brazil is one of the BRIC countries who are at a similar stage... Read more »