On the news they warn: the city's now a combat zone Turned off the TV and went outside to be alone Some I know are marching, mostly peaceful, others not Strangers now are asking me if I'm a patriot Sitting in my garden, how I love the peace and quiet I'll fight for a cause … Continue reading Hue and Cry
“I’m being sued by the Catholic Church again,” Laverne announced, while reorganising her purse.“I have no words for that.”“How unlike you,” she mused.“Hold on, I thought you were working on a piece about the East African Lion,” I suddenly remembered.“Turns out all they do is sleep. My son can do that.”“Have you ever been to … Continue reading Model Behaviour
Old Joe did well in Tuesday's vote He's master of the anecdote But now he'll need more than charisma 'Cause look out, Joe, here comes Burisma...
The Sussexes have moved abroadTo start their lives anewHer Majesty had thought it odd They'd given her no clue.While chess has always been aboutThe move that's unforeseenNo pawn has ever taken outA well-defended queen.
Several years ago while travelling around Ukraine I entered the only shop in a remote village to buy a couple of cold drinks. Placing my purchases on the counter, the elderly shopkeeper tallied my bill on an abacus then pushed it toward me. Not entirely up to speed on ancient counting tools which predate our … Continue reading Emotional Baggage
The President was heard to say: "I am not wearing a toupée!" And though they said it just to kid It really made him flip his lid.
I think at times, oh yes, I thinkThat I would make the best Rat FinkThe sort who listens to friends’ talesThen snitches, sending them to jailsFor foolery and crimes and tricks(those deeds which get you two-to-six)But then again I’d better notThey are a vengeful, wicked lotWho’d want to even up the scoreFor they know me … Continue reading Consequential Confidential
A lot of people ask me the difference between Canadians and Americans. Well, first the facts: our country's larger, our population's smaller, Canadian men liked wearing clogs in the '70s and we've never considered testing the viscosity of spray cheese in space a worthwhile scientific endeavour. I noticed when working abroad that colleagues quickly started … Continue reading Star Spangled Boner