Here’s a baseball poem with references to lines from other poets. Cento: The Iterative Shortstop Something there is that will not glove a ball. Mitts fall apart; the webbing is too tight. Wild men who leap and drop it in mid-flight— What but design of darkness to appall? Nor is the art of bobbling hard […]

Grab a killer sandwich–homemade bread daily–at The Diplomat Luncheonette on Drayton just down from Pinkie Masters. Delicious food for vegans and meat lovers.

How many of you have sworn off watching the news–in any format, TV, phone, laptop? If I watch, I either get mad or anxious. Is it worth it? Do I have to stay informed? Where is that written down?

Mr. Hooks commented recently on the state of the union. He quoted from Mr. H. Melville’s book in which Hooks’ larger pale cousin plays a major role: “Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”

Mr. Hooks’ favorite film is It’s a Wonderful Life. (Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reid) He claims there’s a reason all the actors look so happy on that last scene around the Christmas tree when Clarence gets his wings. Many of the actors had just returned from the bloodiest war ever fought on the face of the […]