What’s So Funny? (Part One)

What’s So Funny? (Part One)

  When writing of times long past, I always wonder what people found funny. What insults did they use and what invective? What jokes did they tell in taverns and saloons? After finishing a novel set in one era I shift the source materials to another room to make space...
My Little Black Book

My Little Black Book

                                                                                  My Address Book Is Where I Find Myself                                                                  Here’s how out of touch I am with modern technology: A friend called to ask...
Aunt Sue’s Blue Notes

Aunt Sue’s Blue Notes

Aunt Sue’s Blue Notes My Aunt Sue passed away and left me a piece of her mind, or rather several thousand pieces of her mind.  The 13,530 pages of her 1950 edition of  the New Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, in thirty-six volumes, cover subjects from A to ZYZN....
the Tuesday Club

the Tuesday Club

Loquacious Scribble and the Tuesday Club “Oh, we can make liquor to sweeten our lips Of pumpkins and parsnips and walnut tree chips.” (Vexed and Troubled Englishmen: 1590-1642 by Carl Bridenbaugh)             The vexed and troubled English colonists in 17th-century...
On the Road Again

On the Road Again

                                                                               On the Road Again          The human itch to hit the road goes way back.  Much has been written about journeys, starting with the epic poem, the Odyssey. Attributed to the Greek poet Homer,...

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