Tis Pity He's a Writer

Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Just a Cup of Joe

On this date in 1652, London was abuzz with a new drink made from “a grain or berry that grows only in the deserts of Arabia.” Served hot, and January … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 9 Comments

What’s in a Name?

Writing the previous post, I couldn’t help wondering about Peter Rabbit. Peter was the name of choice for both Beatrix Potter and Thornton Burgess. Then there’s Peter Cottontail and countless … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 16 Comments

Mother West Wind and Doctor Doolittle

Two of my favorite childhood writers share birthdays – same day, January 14, twelve years apart, and more than half a century before I entered the scene (not on January … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 10 Comments

An Ode to Snow Revisited

This month is the two-year anniversary of this blog.  One of my first few posts is still appropriate to the season, so I offer it again, with apologies to both … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 12 Comments

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