SAD Winter

The trivia question for this week is, What Beatles sad song became their 20th and last number-one song in the United States? This was in June 1970 and was the last single they released as a group. This is not just about me. I'm fortunate enough to have a relatively mild form of what is… Continue reading SAD Winter

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The Pet Rock

The trivia question for this week is, Besides the Pet Rock, something else was a big fad in 1975. It was something you wore, and if it was blue it meant you were happy. The answer is in the podcast. A few days ago I posted on Facebook that I could no longer put pen… Continue reading The Pet Rock

The Poet, Not the Politician. Please Pass the Idiom.

I have also decided that you cannot make a political essayist out of a poet, at least not a happy poet. I have spent the last few months primarily writing about politics and particularly