Category: hobbies

The George Lucas "Mistake on the Lake"

  [I wrote the following verse after reading “The homely Lucas Museum, a vanity project, must not be built” in Joey Korom’s blog ‘Chicago Architecture Journal’]   Some people don’t fancy Star Wars on the Lake, The Lucas Museum that is on the make. A gelatinous blob Where the fans would hobnob For Han Solo’s... Read more »

How will you spend Memorial Day?

    On Memorial Day will you honor  the lives Of Americans killed in a war? Or nosh while  you chatter with friends and their wives On pop culture topics that bore?

Scott Walker: Will an eagle land in the White House?

  “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he’s ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military.”[Jessie Opoien:The Cap Times] Scott Walker was asked why he’d be A... Read more »

Tuesdays With Charley, Or Where Did That Cramp Come From?

  If its Tuesday, it’s pinochle at my aunt’s. We were sitting round her kitchen table, a few Tuesdays ago playing the venerable card game when Aunt Ger brought her muscle cramps up.  It’s a topic she brings up on occasion, that is to say, regularly. Sharing a few nagging episodes of my own, I... Read more »

What a Little Birdie Told Me That I Knew All the Time

    I envy birders. Those  stalwart stouthearted sorts  who scour  the highways and byways, the woods and the wetlands—and just about everywhere else— lurking in the brush, stalking to the limits of  patience just to  catch a glance at some bird.  It’s a fascinating hobby, but, without a doubt, unbelievably challenging too.   I... Read more »