Limerick Gifted I Am…

Limerick Gifted I Am…

Hickory Dickory Dock The mouse ran up the clock The clock struck one Down he run Hickory Dickory Dock is the first limerick structure and it’s embedded in a nursery rhyme we’ve all known for years. While it has the beats, the rhyme doesn’t follow the...
I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

Though the country is as locked down as America is, it’s Spring Down Under now and my husband and I would love to travel to Australia again. Again and again. There’d be no language barrier… well, of course, you think. Aussies speak English. However,...
A Rant about Streateries

A Rant about Streateries

The Urban Dictionary has a new word: Streatery. Without large amounts of thought because of your personal pandemic experience, you can surmise the derivation of the word. Throughout this country, restaurants have survived by creatively co-opting concrete and asphalt...
The Arc of Casa Colando

The Arc of Casa Colando

 Our house is a very, very, very fine house in the parlance of Graham Nash. But our house one-ups his storied home in Laurel Canyon where he co-habited with Joni Mitchell and two cats—our house has a past, a potentially dangerous past due to its connection with...