December 30, 2022

“Knowledge is power. France is bacon.”

Back in 2010, on the social news and discussion site Reddit, the topic arose of "What word or phrase did you totally misunderstand as a child?" A user named Lard_Baron has this charming reply which,… Continue Reading

December 30, 2022

“Ghazal of Oranges” by Jan-Henry Gray

Ghazal of Oranges On New Year’s Eve, my father overfills the baskets with oranges,mangoes, grapes, grapefruits, other citrus too, but mostly oranges. The morning of the first, he opens every window to let the new… Continue Reading

December 22, 2022

New Nazca Lines Almost 2,000 Years Old Uncovered by Archeologists in Peru

A team of researchers led by Professor Masato Sakai of Yamagata University in concert with Peruvian archeologist Jorge Olano has uncovered 168 new geoglyphs on the Nazca Pampa. Using drones and aerial photography, the group… Continue Reading

December 21, 2022

“Snow flakes.” by Emily Dickinson

Snow flakes. I counted till they danced soTheir slippers leaped the town –And then I took a pencilTo note the rebels down –And then they grew so jollyI did resign the prig –And ten of… Continue Reading

December 16, 2022

“The Other Tiger” by Jorge Luis Borges

The Other Tiger I think of a tiger. The gloom here makes The vast and busy Library seem lofty And pushes the shelves back; Strong, innocent, covered with blood and new, It will move through… Continue Reading

December 9, 2022

“Homage to H & the Speedway Diner” by Bernadette Mayer

Homage to H & the Speedway Diner It’s alot like a cave full of pictures & black & white checked flags you may overdose on caffeine it’s the closest restaurant to our house maybe five… Continue Reading

December 2, 2022

“Aubade” by Philip Larkin

Aubade I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the curtain-edges will grow light. Till then I see what’s really always there: Unresting death,… Continue Reading