I like the vocal comma.
You put it wherever you pause.
No need for urgent drama
About different kinds of clause
Or exact grammatical laws
On what precedes the “and”
In lists that get out of hand.

Building a Snowman

You start, of course, with snow.
Make sure it’s not too cold.
You want it wet like dough,
So when the balls are rolled,
Each puny starting piece
Will rapidly increase.
It’s good advice, at least,
If you live in the Northeast.


After defeating fascists on two fronts,
The greatest generation, still undaunted,
Married in haste, in record setting amounts,
And had as many children as they wanted.
They welcomed new life, after facing doom.
That’s the story of the baby boom.

Dead Language

Saw this in an NBC article:

‘Asked to further elaborate on her statement regarding bribery, Pelosi said, "Well, you know we’re talking Latin around here — e pluribus unum, from anyone, quid pro quo, bribery, and that is in the Constitution, attached to the impeachment proceeding."’

“E pluribis unum” is not “from anyone” - it’s “from many, one”! They sound similar, but what is going on here? I’m going to give Pelosi the benefit of the doubt, and blame the reporter, Rebecca Shabad.

I hope they fix it.
Ipse dixit!