The Daily News – 3 September 1926 COURAGE AT TABLE     Nearly every friend I have is notorious for eating too little. One man is afraid of soup. Another leaves the salmon untasted. A third regards potatoes as a poison. A fourth has been warned against tomatoes. Others dare not eat sweet things for fear […]

The Daily News – 26 December 1925 SHOULD CATS BE LICENSED? By ROBERT LYND The Edinburgh Town Council, it is said, is considering a proposal that all cats in the Edinburgh area should be licensed. It seems to me to be an inherently vicious proposal. It is vicious because it put a tax upon virtue. […]

Daily News – 3 February 1923 MISPRONUNCIATION “What does ‘vehemently’ mean?” a child asked me on hearing me using the word, I told her. “Oh,” she said, “I always call that vehemminently.’” If you say it over to yourself you will see that it sounds much better that way. It is melancholy to think that […]

 (Chambers’s Journal, Volume 5) 1846 THE POET’S MISSION. Weaving light fancies, lay a youthful poet, Idly extended on the sunny grass, Listening unto the brook that ran below It, Watching the cloudlets o’er the blue sky pass. Sleep fell upon him, and a low voice stealing, Breathed his own songs—vague dreams, ideal woes ; Until […]

Nutrition Songs, Poems and Finger Plays A Paleo Poem The Paleo Nutrition Poem Ode to Real Food Nutrition Poem Roses are red, violets are blue. We all like nutritious foods, because they are good for you. Carrots, apples, milk and more. A FAT MAN’S PRAYER by Victor Buono Lord, my soul is ripped with […]

May 30, 1914 PUTTING SOMETHING ON A HORSE     WHEN a man talks of playing, in the sense of gaming, he specifically does not mean playing a game. The vocabulary of the subject is doubtless vague and ambiguous, but the exhortation to “play the game” does indicate the comprehension of some ideals more exalted, and some […]

Don’t You Quit When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life […]