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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

Please To Remember the Fifth of November

Please to remember the fifth of November gunpowder treason and plot I see of no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Stingy Jack

I always assumed that the carving of jack-o’-lanterns was a clever promotion by the Association of Pumpkin Growers because there just weren’t enough pumpkin pies being eaten in this world. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 10 Comments

Seven Vital Pieces of Information Useful for Every Occasion

According to Michael Sadowski, the key to successful blogging is making lists.  And since my recent posts have been getting a little frivolous, I will attempt to return to gravity … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

Last Night’s Movie: Take Me Out to the Old Bait and Switch Ball Game

Several nights’ movies, actually. With our 13-year-old grandson visiting, along with a teenage grandnephew, Linda thought baseball movies would be fine entertainment. Our grandson doesn’t particularly like baseball movies; he … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 11 Comments