May 31, 2023

MAY 31, "pictures at a renovation"


LR (still no flooring)

inside the office

later in the day, hardwood flooring started 

May 30, 2023

* MAY 30, exotic destination -- Cappadocia, Turkey

 reprise from 2020

MAY 30, 2020: exotic destination: Cappadocia (troglodytes)

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


May 28, 2023

* MAY 28, brief saga -- fluoridation

 reprise from 2020

MAY 28, a brief saga: fluoridation

Authors' Note:    A controversy over fluoridation of public water systems peaked in the 1940s through 1960s in North America. Municipal water-suppliers with low ambient levels of the natural mineral were motivated to adjust that in order to reduce childhood tooth decay. Despite initial vocal opposition, fluoridation was adopted by many municipalities in North American and elsewhere. In Europe, in contrast, fluoridation of municipal water-systems has never achieved wide support as a public health measure.
 “Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?” Brig. Gen. Jack Ripper, a character in the 1964 film classic Dr. Strangelove”.

  You can review the collection of illustrated verses on other dental topics by proceeding to the post 'Dental Feelingson our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

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. Your blogging team has been presenting these concoctions at the rate of one per month, mixed in with the usual shorter poems, wordplay and  other general offerings. 
To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'Life as a Loon'.
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Claire's celerity'. 

May 27, 2023

MAY 27, excursions: around Washington, DC


the flamingo house

Union Market

'Friendship Archway',
Chinatown gate, world's largest paifang

Union Station

Columbus Circle

typical DC row houses

statue of Nathanael Greene, 
Revolutionary War general.
Stanton Park, Washington NE.

"Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece"
Henry Moore,
National Gallery of Art 

on the steps of SCOTUS

congressional selfie

at the United States Botanic Garden
(what a conservatory!)

spokesperson for the Capitol Hill Squirrel Lobby

May 26, 2023

* MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Trent-Severn canal

 reprise from 2020 

MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Canada's Trent-Severn canal

Authors' Note:       

docktailsslang for drinks, and/or a cocktail-snack
social hour at dockside, as used by North American 
motorboating cliques

mocktails: abbreviation for mock (non-alcoholic) cocktails

  The Trent-Severn Waterway is a system operated by Parks Canada and enjoyed by recreational motorboaters. It meanders for 400 km (250 miles) across southern Ontario, joining L. Ontario's Bay of Quinte and L. Huron's Georgian Bay via intervening smaller lakes, rivers and manmade canals. With over 40 locks en route, the altitude near the system's midpoint reaches a level of 180 m (590 feet) above the starting point. The world's highest lift-lock, located at Peterborough, is an impressive piece of engineering and a tourist attraction.

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

May 25, 2023

MAY 25, "pictures at a renovation":sixth week

 The renewed kitchen is finally being installed ...

May 24, 2023

MAY 24, urban concerns: pre-stressed concrete

Our collection of illustrated poems about "Urban Concerns" on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains a number of intriguing verses that you can access by clicking HERE.

May 23, 2023

MAY 23, palinku (poetic novelty): three verses about 'denial'

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

May 22, 2023

* MAY 22, wordplay maps -- sister-cities anagrams #16-#18


reprise from 2020 

MAY 22, wordplay maps: sister-cities anagrams (16-18)

May 21, 2023

MAY 21, excursions: views around Toronto, Victoria Day


takeoff from Billy Bishop Airport

Lishman's sculptures at sunset
(see also the post of March 21)

TO SEE MORE STUFF: To see older or newer material  (posted daily, or at least on most 'good' days), CLICK below the Comments Section, on 'Older Post' or 'Newer Post'.