A Greek Poet Walks Into A Tailor Shop…

Classicists find this hilarious. The Writer's Almanac points out that today is the birthday of the Greek poet Euripides. How they know this, I do not know, what with the scarcity of written records from that period, the many adjustments made to our calendars over the centuries, etc. etc. Nonetheless, I took it as a... Continue Reading →

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Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Mr. B. & I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, in our typically low-key way.  We went out for a quiet dinner; but then again, nearly all our dinners are quiet, since we are both quiet people who are content to be with one another in a comfortable silence. (There's a... Continue Reading →

A History of Cleveland, OH in 50 Objects, #2 of a series: The Plum

Map borrowed from the Internet & altered/purpled by me; plum drawing also by me. Q:  What's the difference between Cleveland and the Titanic? A: Cleveland has a better orchestra. --popular joke, ca. late 1970s The latter half of the 20th century wasn't kind to the city of Cleveland. You know the litany:  river catches on... Continue Reading →

Goat Day Has Come (and Gone) Again

Last year, Goat Day was in early September.  This year, due to the vagaries of goat husbandry, it was the last weekend in June.  Belatedly, here's my design for the 4th annual "Goat Day," the invitation-only celebration of All Things Goat at the farm of my friends Heather & Ken. (Get your Goaterdammerung t-shirts, mugs,... Continue Reading →

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