…Be Present

Welcome, my friends, to a Saturday rhyme, I thank you sincerely for taking the time. My next request might seem a bit silly– Please put down your phone. I mean it, really.

…Play On

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If that short sentiment has you cringing at the mere reference to another holiday song, this time of year is your own personal hell. If you’re looking for sympathy, you’ve come to the wrong blog.

…Read

Happy World Book Day! It’s no coincidence that this holiday dedicated to all things reading falls on Theodore Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) birthday. Books and Dr. Seuss go together like…well, green eggs and ham. In honor of this beloved wordsmith’s birthday, I thought I’d write today’s post as a rhyme.

…mean no harm

When it comes to children’s literature it’s hard to top Dr. Seuss.  The man was a genius, the Shakespeare of his genre and time. His stories are fantastical, inventive, full of whimsy, and lessons of the timeless nature.  Altering them is an act which requires great care, precision, and a whole lot of respect. It’s…

…Speak For The Trees

In honor of the Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday and the big screen debut of his beloved  children’s tale, “The Lorax,” a cautionary poem: At the far end of town, where the Grickle-grass grew Gather the Swommee-Swans with the Brown Bar-ba-loots. Nearby the Humming-Fish stand in their pond A H2O shortage of which they’re not fond….

…welcome Christmas

There are some movies that can’t be touched, Christmas classics are definitely among them. The thought of a remake or an adaptation is simply blasphemy, a dishonor to the brilliance that is the original creation. Spin them off into television shows, add music and dance numbers and call it a Broadway hit, but don’t touch…