Andrew Zibuck Says

October 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm A couple is 2.A few is 3 or 4.Five is 5, because it’s a round number. It’s five. If you mean 3, 4, 6, 7, etc. you don’t mean five. If you mean 5 you’d say five.Several is 6, 7, 8, or 9. Because ten is 10. It’s two [...]

The Joy of Sewing

First the threading of the needle that eye nearly invisible held nearer and farther away, so the tip of the thread is a camel through a keyhole, a rich man carrying all his belongings through the Pearly Gates. But at least near cussing, you thread the filament into the orifice. Aha! The cloth lies on [...]

A nameless stranger

I said that "Patriotism" is a way of saying "Women and children first." And that no one can force a man to feel this way. Instead he must embrace it freely. I want to tell about one such man. He wore no uniform and no one knows his name, or where he came from; all [...]

Strangers in a Strange Land

Dear You, Once upon a time not so long ago, in fact a few, or several, or some weeks ago just before we were ordered to shelter in our abodes because a deadly virus was encroaching upon the world and getting closer to home, I paid a visit to the local library. And, boy, am [...]

Did You Know?

Did you know that French paleontologists have discovered massive footprints left by three gigantic long necked sauropods, in a location called Castelbouc Cave?  According to Science News these sauropods walked along the seaside 168 million years ago. The discovery was made by Jean-David Moreau and his colleagues who descended 500 meters into the natural cave, [...]

So much sadness

So much sadness in the world.  People dying alone, or on their cell phone, through a hospital window saying goodbye to a loved one.   Or not saying goodbye from a bed in the projects, or a castle on the rock, like Mont San Michel.  Too much misery. The tsunami was coming our way.  But [...]

Henrietta Lacks

When the pandemic began to effect my life, seriously I was reading "Living" by Annie Dillard, an excellent writer, but the story got to be so dreary, I picked up Willa Cather's book "The Professor's House." I knew I could count on Willa to give me some sense of redemption - not in the self-centered [...]