Mueller's Report to come out in February: A Triolet

Mueller may submit report to attorney general as soon as mid-February, say sources NBC News headline   When Mueller issues his report, The Spring will not be far behind. That day is near, the time is short When Mueller issues his report. What happens then may end in court Or later when they’ve all resigned.... Read more »

R.U.RX for the Xmas blues?

Meet Lovot, the Japanese robot with the intelligence of a hamster, who will roam your house asking for hugs  [South China Morning Post headline]   Now many are merry, perhaps you are not. But an AI invention could help you a lot. It’s be-all and end-all Is just to befriend all. And therefore they give... Read more »

Another Swamp Creature slithers away

  Ryan Zinke will leave the Trump administration While he’s under a federal investigation. Of course like the rest of them He’s one of the best of them Who ever served in the course of our nation.
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The President and his Mouthpiece: Twelfth Month

  Hey, nonny-nonny, Trump and Giuliani. With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain. One of them’s insane And the other one a knave. Neither does behave. When will the clouds break and out come the sun? When the curtain closes and our play is done.  

What is your avian I.Q.? Take this test and find out.

  The following quiz is based on the book “100 Birds and How They Got Their Names” by Diana Wells.  A score above seven will certify that you are a genuine egghead. The answers are nested below.   1. According to Herodotus, if you killed this bird in ancient Egypt, it was punishable by death.... Read more »

All Trump wants for Christmas is a border wall

  The following should be sung to the tune of “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”.   All  Trump wants for Christmas Is a border wall. A border wall. Just a border wall. Gee, if Trump could only have A border wall Then he could wish you Merry Christmas!   It... Read more »
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No president should be above the law. Indict Trump.

  ” Some people claim that, even if Rosenstein gives Mueller permission to indict Trump as DOJ rules allow, the Constitution forbids such indictment. No! Nothing in its text, structure, or history supports that ‘POTUS-is- above-the-law’ view, nor does any SCOTUS precedent support it.”   Laurence Tribe, Constitution scholar   The DOJ says that Trump can’t... Read more »

On the naming of exoplanets

  “Using a combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes, scientists have revealed more than 100 new exoplanets. The discovery may prove useful for the search for life elsewhere in the universe” [digitaljournal.com]   As sightings of them exponentially grow, There’s little about exoplanets I know. But if I were able The next one to label,... Read more »

Christmas rapping.

  O!  The money…how shopping I too freely spent it. When I balance my checkbook, I know I’ll repent it. Each Christmas I face it, If I could, I’d replace it, But merchants and businesses would re-invent it.    
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A common sense way of imbibing wine

“How to Fix Smelly Wine With a Penny First, find a penny. Clean it up by rinsing it off and polishing off any grime. Pour yourself a glass of wine. Drop in the clean penny and swirl it around in the glass. Remove the penny. You don’t want to accidentally swallow it! Now, inhale the... Read more »