Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor

The trivia question for this week is, Who was the first president to call his residence in Washington, D.C., “The White House,” and what was it called before that? Like many people, I'm still reeling from the election results. In last week’s blog, I toyed with the idea of putting an end to writing about… Continue reading Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor

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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

The Ocean: We Better Love It

The trivia question for this week: What is the only Beatles song that Ringo Starr is credited for having written alone? Anyone who knows me or has read some of my blogs knows I love the ocean. In fact, it’s more than love, it’s a passion. It’s as if something from far away, some other… Continue reading The Ocean: We Better Love It

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

1980

As I said in last week’s blog, I’m going to be looking at different years in my life, not necessarily in any particular order and indeed not because they were remarkable due to the fact that I lived in them but simply because I happen to have been alive during those years. In 1980, I… Continue reading 1980

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