Archive | April 2010

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A Birthday Limerick for Tonya


. . Happy Birthday to my friend, Tonya! . Celebrate with a big plate of lasagna! . Must be all those gymnastics . That keep you feeling fantastic. . Fortysomething looks so good on ya! . .

Limerick of Lament: For you, Munal


I have a friend who jumped ten feet high At the chance to go to Dubai But then her vacation turned to rest and relaxation Now she sighs at her last good buy. . She so wants to scream and shout Because her back decided to go out. Now she must stay in Much to […]

A Birthday Limerick for Roshni


It’s time to take out a newspaper ad to greet that darling from Hyderabad. If I lived in Mumbai How I’d love to stop by and tell her tales like Shahrzād. . . Happy Birthday, Roshni!

Luck of the Iris


We ate lunch by the barn, a simple meal of fresh baked bread, Lebeneh, falafel, and olives, until we were all fed. The children drove the car around an empty field No one around to stop them or even make them yield. My eldest eagerly offered me an iris of black Jordan’s flowers grew wildly […]

Poetry in Motion


. Now here’s a classic. Actually it’s many classics rolled into one. Enjoy! . . . Well, I left Kentucky back in ’49 An’ went to Detroit workin’ on a ‘sembly line The first year they had me puttin’ wheels on cadillacs Every day I’d watch them beauties roll by And sometimes I’d hang my […]

Hey you! Stand up and don’t resign!


Who are TheMoroccans, or is it The Morockans? I don’t know, but their music sounds very much like The Waitresses (I Know What Boys Like) meet Cake (Building a Religion). This song has the kind of beat and lyrics that just stick in your head, which is precisely what is intended. . . . It’s […]

War of the Words


The buzz in the blogging world in Jordan today is that the Jordanian daily, Al Ghad, pulled a prank on its readers by posting an article stating that a UFO landed in the desert region of Al Jafar. Nowhere in the article did it reveal that it was an April Fools’ Day joke. Just read […]

April is Poetry Month, no foolin’, just a fib


Hooray for me! It’s Poetry Month. I would love to honor this auspicious occasion by posting a poem a day. The words come easy, it’s the subject that gets me stuck. If you have any requests, now is your time. Birthdays aside, can you give me a reason to rhyme? April Fool’s Day Fibonacci Joyce […]

Pat Sajak is bald!


Wow! Who knew? The host of Wheel of Fortune is bald? He decided to let his viewers know during his show. You must see this video to believe it.

Mad about Family Feud


I have a new facebook obsession and I know I am not alone. I am so over Pet Society and Farmville and Mafia Wars and even Wordscraper. The only other game that comes close to my new obsession is Guess the Sketch, but my poor excuse for an internet connection keeps me from playing such […]