Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day for the first kid to ever pop the plastic bubbles. That would be me. Continue reading It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minutes I took some time off this week to work on other projects. They weren’t all creative; I’m working on some reports and major projects for a nonprofit group. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 4
Reading Time: < 1 minutes There are chilling similarities between 1942 and 2022, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Here, too. “I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.” Continue reading “Vive la démocratie!”
Reading Time: < 1 minutes The birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is almost over, but I need to share with you how my wife, of Scots heritage, celebrated. Continue reading Release the Cranachan!
Reading Time: 2 minutes So far, January has been the busiest month ever for this blog. Can I keep up the pace? Or should I spend the next week working on bigger projects? Continue reading Week in Review: Week 3
Reading Time: 2 minutes Misquotes and quotes out of context are easy to spot and refute, but that’s rare. We look at examples used against Trump and Kamala Harris. Continue reading Foul: Misquotes and context
Reading Time: 2 minutes Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” wasn’t written in the winter. It wasn’t even a Christmas song. But let the composer tell it in his own words. Continue reading About that Sleigh Ride …
Reading Time: 2 minutes A bit of serendipity brought us the opportunity to visit the home of composer Leroy Anderson, now open as a museum in Woodbury, Connecticut. Continue reading A musical legacy
Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was a lad, the most anticipated—and appreciated—holiday was the unexpected and unpredictable snow day. But the times are a-changing. Continue reading No days like snow days
Reading Time: 2 minutes The slain civil rights leader’s legacy remains controversial, even today. But I admire his vision. We should concentrate on things that bring us together. Continue reading Martin Luther King’s Birthday