You're my funny valentine,Sweet comic valentine,You make me smile with my heart.Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,Yet, you're my favorite work of art. Is your figure less than Greek?Is … [Read more...] about My Funny Valentine
[Apropos of only the weather--but it's a good reason to reach for the Bard. Some have interpreted this as a call to persist in the face on inevitable headwinds.] When that I was and a little tiny … [Read more...] about …For the rain it raineth every day.
Byron's "Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos" [In 1810, Lord Byron (George Gordon) imitated the legendary swim of the hero in Ovid's Hero and Leander across the Hellespont in … [Read more...] about [A notable swim from history…]
Some guys they just give up living, And start dying little by little, piece by piece, Some guys come home, put on their Speedos, And go racin' in their suits Tonight, tonight the pool's just … [Read more...] about [with apologies to B. Springsteen]…
[Apropos of this month's profile subject... and, perhaps, open water swimmers? And just because your editor loves to be reminded of this every now and again.] Sea Fever By John … [Read more...] about Sea Fever