June 30, 2022

JUN 30, American satire: 'coups' in the news

We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 

June 28, 2022
Mark Meadows' aide testifies at the Jan 6 committee hearings

June 29, 2022

JUN 29, palinku (poetic novelty): Canadiana

Get ready! CANADA DAY is coming up in just two days.


 (Ed. note:) Verses of this type have continued to proliferate, and the total now is approaching 60. You can view them all at one swoop if you proceed to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE. Or, if you want to stay on this daily blog, you can enter 'Palinku' on the search line in the browser and find individual verses of this type published here over the last year.

'He won snow, eh?'

A snowy Christmas Day, Toronto, 2020

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June 27, 2022

JUN 27, funny bones: heterotopic ossification (HO)


HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION, myositis ossificans,   (OEDILF #T527921)

Heterotopic formation,

Extra-skeletal ossification: 

Post trauma, new bone

Seems to form on its own -- 

Interferes with your re-ambulation.

Rarely, joints get encased as in stone.

Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Usually asymptomatic, new bone formation in extra-skeletal sites seems to occur after physical or surgical trauma, particularly in the lower limbs following joint replacement. Occasionally, within several weeks after the inciting episode, tenderness and swelling near major joints may occur, needing to be differentiated from venous blockage, and requiring bone scanning for detection, as initial radiographs may be negative; this variant syndrome is known as myositis ossificans. Rarely, in progressive cases, surgery is eventually required to allow normal mobility at affected joints.


June 26, 2022

JUN 26, bi-lyrical limerick: fiefdom

Be sure to check out the whole grouped collection of 'bi-lyrical limericks' by proceeding to "Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 

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June 25, 2022

JUN 25, patients and maladies: vitreous detachment

 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!

June 24, 2022

JUN 24, brief saga: anagram swarms


 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 are involved 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. We have been publishing these poetic adventures here monthly.

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'echoic binomials (Eco-pairs)'

June 23, 2022

JUN 23, non-sequitur: judge's gavel, plus yesterday's temperature perversion


Our collection of 'Non-Sequiturs' on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains an admittedly bizarre assortment of nonsensical odds-and-ends, that don't quite fit into other topic-based offerings. But should you want to review the entire collection, click HERE.

June 22, 2022

JUN 22, diagnostic imaging: AC (attenuation correction) for PET scanning

 You can review all our verses on this intriguing topic by proceeding to a post on 'Edifying Nonsense' entitled 'Selected Topics in Diagnostic Imaging'. Click HERE!

June 21, 2022

JUN 21, goats at play (videos)

Editor's Note:
 I am amazed that I had the opportunity to shoot this sequence (as always, my trusty pocket-cellphone camera served as instrumentation). It was as if the goats at Riverdale Farm, not far from my home, had rehearsed a little skit for my entertainment. First they did the routine in which the larger goat pretends he is pouncing on the smaller one, but backs off at the last second; and they repeated it at four different angles, without any intervening pause, as if they wanted to be sure I saw it. Then, as if to show it was all in good fun, they did the head-butting number with the smaller goat in command (I think that was 'fixed'). The Farm had very few visitors that day, owing to the pandemic and to the incipient winter weather.
  It might take a lifetime of observing goats to see the likes again! or not! 

June 20, 2022

JUN 20, exotic destinations: Chania, Crete

Other verses about 'Exotic Travel Destinations' can be found on our blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE.

June 19, 2022

JUN 19, personal and family history: Father's Day reminiscence pics xxxxxxxxxxxxx Nate


his folks 50th anniversary,
Nate with Lil at far right 

JJ's Bar Mitzvah

June 18, 2022

JUN 18, Ontario nostalgia: canoeing


You can review the entire series of illustrated poems about  the good old days in Ontario by checking the post "Ontario Nostalgia" on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE

June 17, 2022

JUN 17, waterfowl: loons (fantasy)


There are five collections of illustrated verses about Waterfowl on our encyclopedic blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. You can start into that entertaining adventure by clicking HERE

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June 16, 2022

June 15, 2022

JUN 15, doctors and their practices: ophthalmologist sibling xxxxxxxxxxxx Dr. JJ

 A nostalgic recollection inspired by a birthday. Dr. JJ would be enjoying his 79th today.

Dr JJ, in tub, on left, 1947

'The 3 boys' with their Mom, Dr JJ at left

at his younger bro's Bar Mitzvah


surprise party (40th anniversary) for his folks

an iconic 50th anniversary celebration`

a decade ago, a more intimate family gathering

Editors' Note: This blog has portrayed daily humour, entertainment and contemplation, focusing on the modalities of poetry, nature photography and computer art, for two and a half years. (That's almost 900 blogposts.) Unfortunately, that takes a lot of work, and so this stuff may be appearing irregularly and less frequently in the future. Owing to 'writer's block' and a number of distractions, there will be less frequent original new posts from today onward. My previously productive pseudonym, Giorgio, is currently undergoing relaxation therapy, and might resume his ful creative activities at some future point.
  In the meantime, we will try to post more photos of interest, and fill in half of the days each month with reprises of previously published material. In that regard, you might want to take another look at December 25's 'A Brief Personal Bio', a post dealing with family events of 80 years ago. We have added some photos to that post just this week, and more may be forthcoming!