A Brainy Pig

As a change of pace, here’s a poem about a brainy pig, courtesy of Roald Dahl. Enjoy!   The Pig by Roald Dahl In England once there lived a bigAnd wonderfully clever pig.To everybody it was plainThat Piggy had a massive brain.He worked out sums inside his head,There was no book he hadn’t read.He knew […]

Byron For Tuesday

The problem with having a snazzy holiday like Labor Day on a Monday is that all week long I forget what day it is.  So I completely forgot today was Tuesday and didn’t prepare a blog post.   Oh the horrors!  But never fear – Lord Byron is leaping to my rescue.  He’s like that. […]

Wisdom from Abe

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve always had a thing for Honest Abe Lincoln. So today I thought I would celebrate his birthday with his own words. By turns insightful, thought-provoking, and humorous, you just can’t beat a good quote from Abraham Lincoln.   Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak […]

The Best Laid Schemes

  I planned on writing a blog post today that was overwhelming and heart-wrenching in intensity and grandeur.  Then I was hit with… THE HEAD COLD OF THE CENTURY!!! And thus could write nothing at all since my head is full of…stuff and I have not managed to roll off my sofa for days. As Robert […]

Wisdom From Martin

  Tomorrow is the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday here in the US.  I thought it would be a good idea to remember this great man in his own words – especially since his words were so eloquent.       Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot […]

Quotes for the New Year

  Happy New Year everybody! As you may, or may not, know, I love me a good thoughtful or pithy quote. Here are some great ones regarding the start of a new year (and the dreaded New Year’s resolution).     New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them […]