I THOUGHT ABOUT a book review for today’s post, but I fell so short of my reading resolution the details of the last book I read are fuzzy.

I did binge several podcasts, and one has stayed with me so here’s a podcast review.


On the first day of February, 2017, a new game was invented.

After I read a coworker’s haiku, I said, “I bet if you give me one word, I can make a poem out of it.”

Thus, the game was born.

Recently, in what I took to be a challenge, I was given the word “kumquat.”

So I wrote the following poem called “The old card trick.” (more…)