Brainfood Chocolate is like kindness: you can always use a little more of it in your system. —M.M.
As always, this review is spoiler-free! The Father Christmas Letters is a compilation of letters by author J.R.R. Tolkien to his children written under the guise of Father Christmas (Santa Clause). The letters span the years 1925–38 and contain original artwork by Tolkien. Here are some of my impressions of The Father Christmas Letters: Glimpses of The Lord... Continue Reading →
It's not so much about doing well as it is about doing good. —M.M. Don't forget to check out my newest book, Tell Me When I'm Younger, out now on Amazon. Watercolor credit: T.C. Chiu of Pine Brook Studios in New Jersey. https://www.facebook.com/TcChiuArt/ For another poem, click here.
I got my first pinwheel at a Fourth of July parade, sweating on a steaming curb. I was five years old at the time, and I could show you I knew it too, five pudgy fingers spread wide. Women on stilts with star-spangled pants tossed pinwheels to the kids below. I’d like to think I... Continue Reading →
Preludium — (n.) a prelude, an opening, an introduction (in music and literature); a preparation, a sign of things to come. Download Sheet Music for Preludium Here One Page Condensed Sheet Music for Preludium Here - M.M.
Melting Point It’s raining on the fallen snow and I’m happy—don’t know why. The street is muddy sludge, the grass is flat and pale, the sky is woolen grey, so why? Why is it I’m happy? The world’s a mess and it’s the best. I’m happy—don’t know why. -M.M.
Blue Old Levi neglected to say, In hopes of increasing his pay, That once they get wet, You bet you can bet, Your jeans will be soaking all day. -M.M.
Riddle A compendium of trinkets Cleverly arranged To terrify the blinking, Backward, and estranged. Call it reverse amnesia, Call it spoil-sport, But the rarest of all riddles Is that with no retort. -M.M.