Contribute a Verse (Thanks, Dev!)

Contribute a verse! That’s the message from my friend and fellow blogger, Dev Samaddar. So I’ll try. (Read on!) But first, some background: Dev’s irked by the hype he’s hearing lately about “being unique” and “developing your own style”. He … Continue reading

The Most Romantic Valentine City

Happy Valentine’s Day from America’s Most Consistently Romantic City — Knoxville, Tennessee, home of “Notes from Stonehaven”.  Okay, so I had to weasel-word that (with “consistently”) in order to justify the “most” boast. Technically, Knoxville was bumped this year from … Continue reading

Jonah Miller’s “Shrill, Empathic Joys”

You do know I’m a science geek, right? The only problem being, I know very little about actual science! It’s a field – or rather, a collection of fields – for which I have no formal training, no math foundation, … Continue reading

One Word: Pangram

You all know I love anagrams – those wonderful phrases created by rearranging the letters of one thing to spell something else. Like when I scramble the letters of “Gary Leland Matthews” to spell “sadly elegant warmth” (and lots of … Continue reading

Fabiola Gianotti’s Baffling Anagrams

CERN, the world’s top particle physics facility, has a new director-general, the fabulous Fabiola Gianotti. She took the reins this month, having been democratically chosen by colleagues. The soft-spoken, hard-driving, serenely brilliant Italian scientist will need every atom of her … Continue reading

All the Candidates’ Anagrams

It’s that joyful season when anagram freaks (like me) dig deep to see what things we can spell by reshuffling letters in the names of leading candidates for President of the US of A. Break out your Scrabble blocks, and … Continue reading