Posts in category "nature"

Easter in the wake of Trump: A Triolet

  The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret. Its beauty overcomes the gloom. The magnolia’s about to bloom. Spring has risen from Winter’s tomb. Its splendor let us not forget. The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret.

The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

Gratitude for the commonplace

  For the good things in life I give thanks: For the rivers that run in their banks. For the rise of the sun, And occasional fun, And some mustard to put on my franks.
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Meditation on the Fall

  Now the  trees shed the  leaves that  forsake them Just as God in His wisdom did make them. But I wish in His plan That He didn’t make man As the one who’d eventually rake them.

A reflection on a flight and a fall

  What is it about the bees and the rain? They bother some. Life, without them, we couldn’t  sustain. Respect the wet. Enjoy the hum.  

Rick Santorum tells the Pope that science is none of his business

  Santorum doesn’t have any quarrels When the Pope talks on faith and on morals. But he seethes with defiance When the Pope uses  science To warn  global warming  kills corals.  
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Last night Cub fans were disappointed in the line-up (at the washrooms)

“Due to renovations at the ballpark, lines to the bathrooms during Sunday night’s opener were extremely long, which led some fans to relieve themselves by using empty beer cups instead of waiting for a urinal.” [New York Daily News]   At Wrigley last night was a wait When  nature called  to urinate. Some didn’t get... Read more »

Why I'd rather go to the zoo

“A Perth man has been attacked by a lion, just one day after arriving in South Africa on holiday. A PERTH man has been attacked by a lion, just one day after arriving in South Africa on holiday. The man was driving through a safari park when the lion reportedly jumped through the window and... Read more »

There is an old man on Nantucket...

  There is an old man on Nantucket Who watched the snow fall by the bucket He lives on the coast ‘Cause he loves the sea most But all he wants now is to duck it  
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The Prints of Darkness

  My wife revels in crime.  That is, I should say, the TV versions of it.  NCIS, CSI, Hawaii 50, The Mentalist, Blue Blood.  They all have her glued to the set, waiting for the resolution of the plot. I prefer to read about crime.  The fictional sort.  And Sherlock Holmes is my favorite.  Hercule... Read more »