March 31, 2022

MAR 31, excursions: Oakland, CA




plaque at Heinold's Saloon, founded 1883,
Jack London Square

The saloon had been patronized by iconic American writers such as  Oakland resident Jack London and visiting guru Robert Louis Stevenson. 




statue at Lake Merritt,
evoking the aboriginal myth (Ohlone/Castanoan)
of a sea monster


In a recent rehabilitative project, Lake Merritt, landlocked during the period of development, has had its connection to  San Francisco Bay restored.



drum circle near lake Merritt




Australian teatree, planted in the first decade of the last century,
part of an arboretum function



black-capped night heron

Lake Merritt is claimed to be the US's first wildlife refuge.



a greater scaup, more or less



a great number of scaups and other waterfowl congregate at the lake



trail-break at the nearby Reinhardt Redwoods Park





 


a resident socializes with visitors




March 30, 2022

MAR 30, excursions: Berkeley, CA

 


Pictured at left, bottom row, is pride-of-Madeira, a beautiful, but invasive flowering shrub.









March 29, 2022

Mar 29, binomial phrases: 'birds and bees'

  Another alliterative example ...






 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and check out the post  'Grandpa Greg's Grammar: Binomial Expressions'. Click HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 

There is also an entire collection of lyrics to patter songs, somewhat older material, dedicated to various kinds of binomials, that provides more didactic material and an extensive series of examples, and allows you to sing these expressions for your own enjoyment, or for that of others around you. Click HERE !

A personal INVITATION: Come along, and enjoy our upcoming trip to California, starting tomorrow !!!


March 28, 2022

MAR 28, mammalian wildlife: California sea lions

Ed. Note: This post was concocted with an upcoming trip to California in mind.















As is often the case, e.g. with bears or raccoons, feeding wild animals can result in untoward behaviour. On our subsequent two-week visit to California in early April 2022, we saw no such disreputable behavior by sea lions (but it must be admitted that we saw no sea lions, although we certainly heard them barking, particularly around the piers at Monterey). 


You can review the whole collection of illustrated verses about mammals (both domestic and exotic) by checking out the more extensive post on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !


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March 27, 2022

MAR 27, palinku (poetic novelty): London and Paris (Ontario)



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(Ed. note:) Verses of this ilk have continued to proliferate, and there are now more than 50. You can view them all at one swoop if you proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

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March 26, 2022

MAR 26, bar-fauna: at 'The Lizards' Lair'

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But, here you are for today, so welcome aboard!





 





And, here's a photo of the barkeep; he's a fence-lizard, and a little vignette about this species can be found HERE.
                                                                   


photo info: Images of the anole, the skink and the fence lizard were recently captured by G.C. on his i-phone7 camera

If you liked this submission, you might want to refer to our entire collection of verses about human and animal denizens of bars, pubs and other watering-holes. Click HERE.



March 25, 2022

MAR 25, to clot or not: atrial fibrillation








 

You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'To Clot, or Not to Clot' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

March 24, 2022

MAR 24, toxic vignette: moonshine whiskey













Review all our poems of toxicologic interest by clicking HERE 

 

March 23, 2022

MAR 23, poetry of healthcare: treatment compliance









 

You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'Poetry of Healthcare' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


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March 22, 2022

MAR 22, palinku (poetic novelty): eating veggies , and/or meat













 (Ed. note:) Verses of this ilk have continued to accumulate. You can view them all at one swoop if you  proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

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March 20, 2022

MAR 20, palinku (poetic novelty): reliable transport





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March 19, 2022

MAR 19, a brief saga: bequest























You can review more poems about 'Death and the Afterlife' in context on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!




 For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form, constituting a single submission to the online humor site 'Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form'. On the OEDILF site, rigorous standards for content and format proceed in a collaborative editing process that may take several weeks to over a year. 
  Generally, OEDILF has not been enormously welcoming of multi-verse submissions, but Giorgio Coniglio has persisted, and the OEDILF number for each accepted multiverse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'Anglo-Latin and -Greek'.

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'a gnat and a nit'

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March 18, 2022

MAR 18, culinary verse: barbecue (BBQ)

 




Here is another verse dealing with eating (or avoiding) meat. 

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March 17, 2022

MAR 17, patients and maladies: dyspareunia

And best wishes for a happy St Patrick Day to all decent folks of Irish descent or otherwise ...



You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Nurse-Verse: Patients and their Maladies' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!




March 16, 2022

MAR 16, palinku (poetic novelty): global warming

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 (Ed. note:) Verses of this ilk have continued to accumulate. You can view them all at one swoop if you  proceed to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.


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March 15, 2022

MAR 15, life in Palindrome Valley: politics



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