Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kitchen Reno - Day 37

cabinet installation
Not our kitchen but you get the idea.

From the tunnel of our reno we can see a light;
We've begun to hope that everything will be alright.
Almost all the floors are laid, the cabinets installed,
Waiting on the counter-tops - the templater's been called.

After that, the new appliances should all arrive.
Kitchen renovation has kicked in to over-drive.
All those months of preparation, now the end's in sight...
Or else it's a train behind that fast approaching light. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kitchen Reno - Day 28

The kitchen from the sunroom after the plumbing had been removed

Hi...  I know it's been awhile and - no...  I haven't died
Renovations mean that there is no place left inside
That is not a cluttered mess... We need a Sherpa guide
Just to find our way upstairs (Okay.  Perhaps I lied.)

It could be the fumes from all the paint that we've applied
Or that workmen everywhere leave me nowhere to hide.
 Now the rhyming circuits in my brain are all but fried.
It's too loud to concentrate.  I haven't even tried.

If you came here looking for new rhymes and were denied,
Please forgive this interruption. Here, where I reside
Major renovations are a pretty bumpy ride;
There's been so much going on I've let my blogging slide.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Unsolicited Advice for the IOC from a Bostonian

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A fresh coat of paint?  It could work. (Courtesy of/

Hopes for Boston 2024 have fallen through
Because local opposition to it only grew.
It became apparent that the city can't afford
Hosting the Olympic Games (despite claims from their Board.)

I believe the I.O.C. has got to reassess,
Sparing hosts, in future, from a huge financial mess.
Why not give the Games to Greece in perpetuity?
They could help to bolster up the Greek economy.

Winter Games on Mount Olympus* - Summers' on the isles...
Marathoners could retrace Pheidippides' long miles.
If the Games stayed in one place, a profit could be made
Which is not the case most times the modern Games are played.

*(Okay, not on Mount Olympus - but you get my point.)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Damage Done

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(Graphic/Courtesy of FOX Business)

I still can't believe a little missing PSI
From a ball results in a suspension for a guy
That exceeds the one he'd get for beating up his wife,
Tarnishing a legacy he's worked for all his life.

Brady says he's innocent.  There's not a shred of proof
This was a conspiracy and not a harmless goof.
Pressure in the football didn't impact Brady's play;
NFL replaced the balls and he won anyway.

I'm glad that he's fighting back but fear that it's too late...
Thanks to the Commissioner, the haters gonna hate.
Brady's reputation - even though it isn't fair -
Has been damaged by the NFL, beyond repair.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Unsolicited Advice for the Boston Red Sox

(Photo/Courtesy of Shanyn Kelly Walsh)

Boston Red Sox win their games when my sister attends;
They should give her tickets - free (plus extras for her friends.)
Don't know how she does it...  Could it be her Irish luck?
I just know that, when she's there, the Red Sox do not suck.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Iran - Give Peace a Chance

(Cartoon/Courtesy of  award winning artist Jimmy Margulies)

As Obama tries to sell this new, 6 Nation Plan,
Dealing with the problem of a nuclear Iran,
Members of the GOP - who want Obama's job -
Say that they could snap their fingers and their uncle's Bob.

They could make Iran obey our wishes, if they please...
Never mind the Russians, French, Brits, Germans, and Chinese.
Not one of the candidates who thinks the treaty's bad
Has a better plan than Secretary Kerry had.

They'd let petty politicking sabotage this deal
Proving that they shouldn't wield our Presidential Seal.
Given time to build some trust, plus diplomatic tact,
We could better influence the way Iran will act.

Oppenheimer's horse has left the barn and won't be back.
If Iran's determined, nothing - short of an attack -
Could dissuade them from a bomb but, maybe, this deal will
Help us solve our problems using diplomatic skill.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Red Sox & The Bright Side of Reno

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This member of Red Sox Nation is taking a break.

I don't plan to watch the Red Sox anymore this year;
It's no fun to see a team I've always held so dear
Flounder through a season - piling loss on top of loss -
Now, with renovations going, I don't give a toss.

Once I'd be depressed that Boston's season's shot to hell,
This year I don't have the time or energy to dwell.
Hopefully, by football season, all of this is done
And sports news is all about the games New England's won.