Tis Pity He's a Writer

Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

January 2011 — The First Post

I published my first post four short years ago.  Since it’s applicable to the season, I’m trotting it out again. It’s My Party and I’ll Write What I Want To … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 2 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

Rodgers and Hammerstein Are Frauds. Irving Berlin Too.

It’s barely spring, and the hills of Vermont are alive with the sound of eighty degree temperatures, giving us a chance to venture out into the great outdoors.  A little … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 9 Comments

Skipping the Vast Wasteland (or Maybe Just the Half Vast)

People are shocked when we tell them we don’t have television. We have a television set, mind you – a great big one – but no television service. It’s a … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 9 Comments

Things That Go Bump in the Night

October.  Summer, all three weeks of it, is at an end.  The nights are longer, darker and more mysterious.  The frost is on the pumpkins and death is in the … Continue reading

October 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ode to Snow Continued

Warning – the following is quite lyrical. O glorious snow surrounding me with immense drifty mounds!  What do thy mounds conceal?  How many cocker spaniels, small children, miniCoopers have you … Continue reading

February 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

It’s my party and I’ll write what I want to

(You would write too, if it mattered to you) I was going to start off on a high note – with a celebration of winter in Vermont, an ode to snow … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · 5 Comments

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