Wednesday, March 22, 2023


 Thank you Scott.

Go to GOOGLE. 

On top is Blogger.

Okay, thank you, my man.

BTW, on top are frequently used things - icons? - such as The NY Times, Weather and Netflix.

The Weekly Times Chronical was delivered to my diveway here in Willow Grove PA

My long and comprehensive Letter to the Editor was not published. 

I was disappointed and wondered if they would still use lay folk like myself.

Inside the paper they spent a lot of time on BEAN SOUPS. 

Sure looks good but that isn't Helene's soup spoon. 

Or I may be reading THE MAID by Nita Prose or W A C O  by Jeff Guinn which is being made into a film,


There was a disturbing picture of Tr@@@ being manhandled. WHERE are the asterisks?

Told KAT I would write her a poem. We played the mind game ORBITZ earlier today.

Monday, March 20, 2023


Left to right, Matt, Jade, Oksana & Miles, Mother of the Groom, Lynn Greene, and father of the groom, Warren Greene. 

Wedding took place near Miami Beach, Florida. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023


 From Wikipedia....

Whenever I sat in a Waiting Room and found one of those subscription forms for the R.D. I would mail it in and get a free copy or two of the magazine.

The articles were SOOOO interesting. AND condensed.

Our family back in Cleveland would also read CONDENSED BOOKS. One of my favorites was OLD YELLER about a dog who develops rabies.

Thank you Alexa for telling me the author is Fred Gibson. 

Reader's Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published ten times a year. Formerly based in Chappaqua, New York, it is now headquartered in midtown Manhattan. The magazine was founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and his wife Lila Bell Wallace. For many years, Reader's Digest was the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States; it lost the distinction in 2009 to Better Homes and Gardens. According to Mediamark Research (2006), Reader's Digest reached more readers with household incomes of over $100,000 than Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Inc. combined.[2]

Global editions of Reader's Digest reach an additional 40 million people in more than 70 countries, via 49 editions in 21 languages. The periodical has a global circulation of 10.5 million, making it the largest paid-circulation magazine in the world.[citation needed][when?]

It is also published in Braille, digital, audio, and a large type called "Reader's Digest Large Print." The magazine is compact, with its pages roughly half the size of most American magazines. Hence, in the summer of 2005, the U.S. edition adopted the slogan "America in your pocket." In January 2008, it was changed to "Life well shared."

Irish Soda Bread - Perfect for Saint Paddy's Day


I took this photo of a loaf of bread that next door's Stacey Adams gave me. It is studded with goodies such as raisins - golden and brown - and many a diner would make the sign of a cross on top to ward off Evil.

Having eaten a couple of pieces of it, I walked around block to lower my blood sugar. Then I packed several slices in plastic wrap and put in freezer. 

DAVE'S APPLIANCE WAS HERE TODAY. Jose and Eulie looked at my oven. 

Nice oven said the men. Turns out Eulie is from a tiny country in the Baltics, which Scott guessed. Albania. 

Where will I get the money to pay for the fixable oven? I wonder if my g'daughter Grace, going on 14, might ...

Shut your mouf, Rufus!

I just made nice cold water from the Britta-like pitcher that Ellen brought here from "home" on Gantt Drive, 19006.

I also composted in Scott's back yard along an unsightly - nay, hideous - trail of egg shells, big fat broccoli stems, all of which remind me of the late very tall Elaine Restifo of Lambertville, NJ. 

She published THE RIVER magazine and I was a proud participant. She also chastised me one time for being unaware of politics. 

WHO DID WE HEAR SPEAK in the Lambertville Library? 

Get back to me when you remember. It was not poet Robert Pinsky, son of a dentist or pharmacist,  as I heard him possibly at Rutgers. CC was with me. 

Pinsky should be in my blog but who can remember anymore? 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Ooh, that Guinness sure goes down good!


Why not?

But make sure the room don't spin. 


 The moon is playing peek-a-boo with the clouds

And more clouds billow from the factory in the

far-off back yard, Keystone Screw, where cars

arrive early, take their lunch buckets and

thermopoles out, shut off their headlights

and think of the wicked time they would have

after work. 

Saint Paddy's Day and that Irish soda bread

the wife baked last night.

Easy does it on the beer

well, not that easy, just enough

to keep the room from spinning

a little hot tea will do ya. 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

MONDAY MORNING and Monday Morning Poem

Every Monday I remove an old Xerox box from one of my white Ikea shelves and fill the pill box.

There are many odious tasks and this one takes the cake. 

Hold on while I sip my drip coffee Melitta, a name pretty enough to name your next child or pet rhino. 
Dan drove over yesterday since Sarah was coming in from Brooklyn. Dan and Max Atticus drove over in Dan's blue car. For dinner they were going to .... I'll think of the name in a moment ... it IS the new and improved ---
Sarah grilled her pork roast in Scott's second story grill, and also grilled salada

My breakfast today consisted of 2 henpecked eggs, punctured with Cabot Cheese, spring mix which now comes washed and a small slab of pre-marinated pork roast.

Dunno about you, Dear Reader, but I have tried being a vegetarian, but it was not satisfying. As the saying goes, Do not eat anything that has a mother.


Find buried remote control under Daddy's Tiger Blanket

and a blue patchwork quilt that serves as bedspread

Watch genius that is West Side Story where Sharks and Jets

destroy each other and Maria played by Natalie Wood will soon die

for her love of Tony.

Distracted, I imagine her Finesness and Robert Wagner on a skiff together

The water is freezing as was the Titanic

Her pantaloons billow as she flails and dreams of one more dinner

at Bonefish Grill.


I of course resonate to the auburn-haired cutie with POET on her chest. Cute, n'est-ce pas?

EVER HEARD OF IRISH SODA BREAD, a Saint Paddy's Day Treat!

Bill Adams brought over a just baked loaf that is positively SCRUMPTIOUS. I ran over and told Stacey Adams how delicious it is. Stacey is a warm and loving woman.

After thinking about it, I injected 14. Ellen had made me a Bean Berger so now I am eating that, too.

Was upstairs a couple of hours ago reading under the covers a book called THE HIT LIST by Stuart Woods, a fun book to read.

But I may not finish it. Why? It's a theme and variations book.

Earlier today when I began walking around the block I met a neighbor named Joan.

Maybe we will be friends. You know, of course that is my fondest desire. 

Oh no, the lovely flower girls, Rowie with cast on and Kaia came out as tiny little beings. Is this how people look on far away galaxies? 

Miles Greene and his bride Oksana. Our dad used to pat us on the cheek. 

Wedding took place in Palmetto Beach Florida.

Wedding Day for Oksana and Miles Greene. 

120 people were at the wedding. 


Who can resist CALADIUMS grown at a farm. Check out "Caladium World." 

Nothing like a long cold drink of water.


Earliest known horses found in Ethiopia. From Smithsonian online. Sorry, I don't know where they were found. Eohippus. Hey, Mom, is it too late to become an archeologist?