On Writing Poetry… with a nod to Miss Edwards

I have always been a writer.  At age twelve, more or less, I wrote a novel.  Although I don’t recall any details of the plot, or characterization,  I do remember a name…Joyce Reena Phane.   That was to be my pen name, I believe.  To me that name was beautiful, and the very essence of sophistication.   I was quite proud of my novel, such … Continue reading On Writing Poetry… with a nod to Miss Edwards

How Did We Live Without our Cell Phones?

I have five great-grandchildren, and they all have tablets and cell phones…albeit the cell phones are under supervision.  They range from 10 to 2 1/2, and the older four are proficient in computer skills (at least on a basic level, two of the kids are seven years old.)     The youngest, for obvious reasons does not have a tablet, or access to cell phone use. Their … Continue reading How Did We Live Without our Cell Phones?

How Stupid Can We Be? commentary on common sense

uh…what a loaded question is that! In the past half hour, tops, I began to wonder anew…how stupid could Stupid Be?   I turned on CNN fully expecting to getting some clues to that question, and was not disappointed.  (No dig at CNN…the completion is much worse.) One– American fighter pilots have been told to ignore “agressive” Russian pilots over in Syria.  Actuallly, I thought … Continue reading How Stupid Can We Be? commentary on common sense

Who said Girls are Not Good at Math?

One of the things I always wanted to understand is the wonders of Math. My algebra teacher said “try, try again, if at first you fail. An understatement…like trying to teach Math to a whale. Here is a poem I’ve penned (so to speak) which conveys the point I am trying to make for no reason than thanks from those fortunate old lads and lasses … Continue reading Who said Girls are Not Good at Math?

Who you calling Imperfect?

[Writing 201, Poetry.  DAY 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment–which is a technique they must have taught when I was skipping English class in high school.]            Who you calling imperfect? There once was a boy named Donald Who wanted to  be rich, and grow up to be President ha ha! said the people as he started to stump but he knew what he was doing and … Continue reading Who you calling Imperfect?

Do I have an opinion on OJ? Of course :-)

Today is the 20 year anniversary of the O.J. Simpson trial.   The newscasters were talking about it on CNN.   They were entertaining the question of OJ’s guilt or innocence, and interviewing each other and assorted “experts” on the subject. So, you ask…what do you think?   Did he kill his wife?  Or not? I have NO idea…no opinion.  I wasn’t paying much attention at the time … Continue reading Do I have an opinion on OJ? Of course 🙂