Saturday, 30 January 2016

The Pericles Commission

More series' of historical mysteries
Democracy's founder: Ephialtes
his murder retold
a theory proposed
An enjoyable leap back through history

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Island at the Center of the World

A notion, often thought extreme
Yet recurring wherever man schemed
Named and made formal
It now seems so normal
Liberty: The American Dream

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Words in battle

I attended my first ever word battle this weekend. That's not what it is called, I believe it is Write Club?

In any case, props must be given for creativity.
  • Circle of Life outweighed by I walk the Line
  • A journey to Squareland
  • A treatise on eating children for a good cause
  • And a thousand and one nights

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Murder in Macedon

Here's a resolution for you: I will review all the books I read with limericks.

Here is Ana Apostolou's Murder in Macedon, a light hearted murder mystery in the kingdom of Philip II of Macedon.

The ancient whodunit we knew
the setting and people all true
A hypothesis is served
For what may have occurred
In the death of the Philip no. II

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

PowerBall planning

My lovely significant other caved and donated $2 to the crowd tax of lottery tickets.

So, here we are, awaiting the number extraction tonight. And what would I do with the biggest lottery payout in US history?

1 - upgrade our health insurance plan to silver
2 - set aside a couple of hundred to take my husband on a shopping spree (I can do it, I'm the master of bargain shopping). 
3 - invest the rest in a retirement savings fund.
4 - continue life as before.

Ok one caveat: time permitting all around, I would jump on a plane for a 1 week visit to the Taiwan family branch.

Bocce victory

First one in two seasons thanks in part to this beautiful 4-point round.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Cultural weekend, family legacies

Inherited talent, father & son, senior and junior, Strauss' and Creeds.

As in Johann and Apollo/Adonis.

Saturday, via the High Museum, an organ concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta with organ master Jens Korndoerfer. I had never been to an organ concert, to the best of my memory.

Giuseppe now has a great desire to be an organ master's assistants to get to pull buttons all day.

The concert was rather wonderful and ended with well-received crowd pleasers by the Strauss father and son team. In any case note: the Radetzky March is constant joy.

And Sunday we got to celebrate another famed and loved father-son duo: the Creeds. Thank you Ryan Coogler for continuing a legacy that will never get old and will entertain me forever. Brilliant work of course Sly and Michael B. Jordan.

Monday, 4 January 2016


Picture of Pater ready to conduct the orchestra = 3 new follows from fashion accounts on Instagram

Friday, 1 January 2016