March 24, 2023

Word search: The F.B.I.

Emceeing a wedding

I don’t think women make the best emcees. There are exceptions. Cat Deeley, host of “So You Think You Can Dance” is one and locally, Vickie Wheaton is another. So when I was asked to emcee a wedding here I was stunned. Even though I think I am the funniest and most charismatic member of […]


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Anne – Part 32

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “You mean that I am dull?” “There goes Père Michaux,” said the half-breeds, as the broad sail of his boat went gleaming by in the summer night, or the sound of his sledge bells came through their closed doors; “he has been to see the […]

What the famous say about gossip

Do you gossip? Do you like to hear gossip? When I told a friend of mine how I hated gossip she said, “ It’s better to be interesting enough to be talked about than to be the interested party who’s doing the talking.” Thankfully, I don’t think I fall into either category. Hear what famous […]

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “Hounds of Satan” With a fiercely delivered and eloquent selection from the strong expressions current in the Paris of his youth, the little cook made his way through the snarling throng of yellow backs and legs, and emptied his pan of fragments on the snow […]

Anne Part 30 “Old Pierre detested dogs, yet always fed them”

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson / Anne Part 30     “Old Pierre detested dogs, yet always fed them” The good priest was surprised and touched to see the tears of the little man, stained, weazened, and worn with travel and grief; he took him over to the hermitage in his sharp-pointed […]

Tests show no illegal drugs in Winehouse body

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said yesterday. The family said in a statement that toxicology tests showed “alcohol was present,” but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death. The 27-year-old […]

Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzles 12


I love limericks. They are five line poems written with one couplet and one triplet. The rhyme pattern is  “a a b b a” with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming. Some people say that soldiers returning from France to the […]