What Say? Say What?

Just a little verbal verbiage or fun! – Are you fed up with people who don’t answer the question and say nothing – at length? Here are some originals – they are: “Answers to 2020” ( – but – Please Supply Your Own Questions and Please Read Aloud). “There are times to say it as … More What Say? Say What?

Dear Friend! … (somebody get that bum outta here…)

So (now) we live politically. Who ordained that? Who gave the first insincere hug? (or was it a kiss?) Which person first lied “Excellent” (and to whom?) – when what was seen was plainly not (or OgdenNash-ly -Un)? Who knew that we would pay dear (dearly dear) (dear dear!) for it all? Who (stupid) transmuted … More Dear Friend! … (somebody get that bum outta here…)

Rewarding Music

There aren’t those Wednesdays now. They are gone. There isn’t even climate like that. (Everybody should understand that too). That is gone. Blown away. (By the wind though – not amazement). So what was it? Nice is what it was. The colours of spring and summer were really Ilford (sometimes Kodacolor) but never Agfa (time … More Rewarding Music

Eleven Eleven Eleven

And I have not always lived here. I lived there. And there. Oh, and there. Also. Most solutions are urban. That is to say that most solutions are for cities. But all problems are universal. But solutions are not universal. I lived an urban life. Urban support. Urban need. Urban facilities. Urban entitlement. I took … More Eleven Eleven Eleven

Cookery Nook

War ended. Influence started. That lasted. Has it gone? Which war? That war. The Second War. Is it done? Well, Yes – and No. Major influences became words. “Don’t”. “No”. “Enough” (meaning “no more”). “Plenty” (meaning “no more”). “One” (as in “take one” – with the emphasis on “one”). “See” (meaning “no more”, “enough”). “Er” … More Cookery Nook

James Clifford Brown – Musician Composer Teacher – A Memoir

As much as it is practically impossible to write a fair appreciation of one’s teachers, it might be worth trying. Sadly, this often means that to some extent, the writer becomes the central figure at least in the introduction. Maybe this is why so few people do it. Most of my teachers are now dead … More James Clifford Brown – Musician Composer Teacher – A Memoir

Over the Overcoat

Having recently heard a story about the loss of a favourite coat, prompted a memory of a raincoat. People have coats if lucky. Coats for winter weather, wet weather, sunny weather. Coats are significant. Coats bestow status sometimes. Coats keep us warm and dry. Coats shade us from the wind and the sun’s rays. The … More Over the Overcoat