Loveliest, Again

  Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide.   Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more.   And since to look … Continue reading Loveliest, Again

April in Texas: A Mild Madness

I've said before, and loudly, that my Tennessee ancestors must have rolled into Central Texas in April, when the wildflowers were in bloom. Otherwise, like General Philip Sheridan, they would have chosen to rent out Texas and live in Hell. My friend from Cleveland disagrees. He says the Wallers and the Grahams settled here because, … Continue reading April in Texas: A Mild Madness

The Trees, the Birds, and the Patio

Have I mentioned that I can open a locked 1977 Chevy Malibu with a large paperclip in under a minute? And a locked 1977 Buick LeSabre with a metal coat hanger in under thirty seconds? That's if the metal hanger is coated with plastic and if you discount the time it takes to go into … Continue reading The Trees, the Birds, and the Patio

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All

I should extend my own Happy St. Patrick’s Day message to you all, and perhaps I will later today, but I’ll never be able to offer a nicer one than this. In addition to the beautiful clover, the cat looks just my sweet Alice B Toeclaws, whose autobiography I hope one day to write.

Please take this opportunity to visit The Bonny Blog. The posts there lift the spirit.

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 May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day,
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.


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The Passive-aggressive Imp

In the 1980s, I was among about a zillion public school teachers introduced to the promise of CAI--Computer Assisted Instruction. When computers replaced the classroom teacher, as they eventually would, students would learn gladly, each at his own pace. Discipline problems would  disappear, because there would be no dissonance in the new student-teacher relationship. Computers … Continue reading The Passive-aggressive Imp