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.Read More It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.Read More Week in Review: Week 4
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.”Read More “Vive la démocratie!”
Reading Time: < 1 minute The birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is almost over, but I need to share with you how my wife, of Scots heritage, celebrated.Read More 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?Read More 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.Read More 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.Read More 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.Read More 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.Read More 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.Read More Martin Luther King’s Birthday