I believe it was Baron Munchausen that said, "Gadzooks you plagiaries of truth, for twas foreseen by mine own eyes that this world is flat and straddled by two platypus's being ridden by a sea horse..." The absurdity of this quote is terrific, as well as the opening word expressing surprise and shock: Gadzooks! A … Continue reading Gadzooks!

Ode to the FC

My appreciation, admiration and love for my favourite football team, Liverpool FC was shared in a blog under my real name, on April 2016 titled, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Now, under my pen-name, I feel compelled to express my enormous pride after becoming Premier League Champions 2020. I wish to do this with a poem: … Continue reading Ode to the FC

These books are no lollipops…!

In the 1934 song by Shirley Temple, the "Good Ship Lollipop" travels to a candy land with the lollipop being a symbol of childhood innocence and pleasure. The Chordettes in 1954, gave the lollipop a different twist by associating a cute guy to appetitive desires... The definition of a lollipop is: “A large, flat, rounded … Continue reading These books are no lollipops…!

Hedge your bets!

We are approaching our fifteenth year in the same house, which is quite amazing given the many places I have lived prior: Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel in the Netherlands where I was born; Keyingham, Thorngumbald and Burstwick in England where I grew up; back in the Netherlands, in Oostvoorne and Zwolle where I finished school and … Continue reading Hedge your bets!