I discovered ANZAC Biscuits after reading In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. The acronym ANZAC was coined in 1915 when Australian and New Zealand troops were training in Egypt. The word ANZAC was eventually applied to all Australian and New Zealand soldiers in World War I. The term is particularly associated with the landing at […]Read More ANZAC Biscuits
Bill Bryson is the ultimate tour guide for the armchair traveler. In a Sunburned Country is a journey through Australia where he easily translates the often inhospitable landscape and its amiable inhabitants. The author lets you know from the start that this nation down under rarely receives the attention and admiration it deserves. Is it […]Read More In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
I would never say I am a genius, but this is one of my top pet peeves! What are your thoughts? A new study suggests the most creative of us are unable to filter out irrelevant noise The next time you find yourself sighing in annoyance at your colleagues’ inability to munch their crisps quietly, […]Read More Why being unable to stand noisy eaters might make you a genius
Today we lost a beloved icon. This is a re-share of a post I wrote awhile go about Leonard Nimoy and his beautiful poetry. Along with this little gem- Mr. Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. A person of many talents- he will be missed! Leonard Nimoy is a Renaissance Man. Born in Boston, Massachusetts he […]Read More In Memory of Leonard Nimoy: The Bard in Mr. Spock’s Clothing
We’ve all had to take jobs we weren’t suited for. Sadly the majority of us will suffer through some sort of drudgery simply because we want silly things like food and shelter. The reasons for Edison and Newton seem quite reasonable to me, some of the others, like Imus and Capote, appear to be jerks, plain and […]Read More Fired! Famous people and their unemployment.
On the surface this is not a traditional happily ever after story, and yet in one very important way it is all that and more.Read More The book On Love
This is my first venture into the world of short stories and writing contests. I wanted to start 2015 off on the write foot by moving out of my comfort zone and boy oh boy did this do the trick! I’ve never thought of writing a romantic comedy so this was a unique exercise, and one I […]Read More NYC Midnight 2015 Short Story Entry