Monday, February 25, 2013


Not since the Oakland Board Of Education recognized Ebonics as an official language has a new language designation been bestowed on such a pervasive and worthy language as is the case today. Due to the snowstorm this weekend I had an opportunity to watch news to my heart's content this Sunday and I had an earth-shattering realization. It is not that the talking heads were lying, they were simply not speaking English as we, the non-political mouthpieces, do.
Happy birthday to my friend Rebecca

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Travelogue: London - More Waiting

Sitting on the plane waiting for them to open the doors. The flight was good. I finished the book I was reading. I watched a couple movies, and I have all my ducks in a row to fly through customs – assuming there is no line.

Travelogue: London - Waiting

For such a lovely airport they really do not have their act on the ball! I had to go through three lines to check in for my flight and then another two to clear security. Granted, the first three were not, strictly speaking, the fault of the airport – no that was due to two officious tossers who work for British Airways! As I have time to kill before my flight, I might as well tell you all about it…

Travelogue: London - Departure

My packing was concluded the night before last. Everything that I need at home was in my suitcases other than what I wore to work yesterday (which I packed last night), my PJs and toiletries (this morning), and what I am now wearing. Yes, I can be a bit fastidious, but as I see it: That is planning for you! I am a planner.
Groundhog Day

Friday, February 01, 2013

Travelogue: London - Underground Sounds

The hum from some car ahead of me in the train that is disconcerting in its cheeriness. The repetitive “thump, thump, rattle, rattle.” The occasional flash-BOOM! And the sound of music coming from the iPod the woman at the other end of the car is listening to. The announcement: “We apologize for the inconvenience. This train is holding to allow for the departure of the train on the platform at Queens Park.