WHIMSY

I. TIME TO GO HOME They were nice, polite. Didn’t bother me until they were about to turn off the lights. “Sir, would love to have you stay over, but it isn’t allowed…” I did not have much to go home to, and being at the ball park is more...

SALUTE!

Over 200 years ago, a gentleman named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem “The Defence of Fort McHenry”.  We know it today as the Star Spangled Banner. In time a bit of a joke has arisen:  “What are the last two words of the National Anthem?”...

ONE ARM

The great composer Ravel (for reasons I have yet to determine) composed a concerto for just the left hand. It is extraordinary. And, just in case you don’t quite believe me, here is a You Tube video of the remarkable Yuja Wang.  (No, she doesn’t play for...