My Cold Friend~

Brown birds at the window, black cats upon the ledge~ Gray squirrels skipping tree limbs and creatures in the hedge~ Winter straw and barren fields freezing in the dale~ Candle light and raisin cakes part the dewy veil~ Welcome my cold friend, I’m jumping in my seat~ The dark time is upon us, the earth […]

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (and Author’s Ridge)

Witches in Sleepy Hollow ~ wandering in the mist We mourned upon your gravestones in sorrows twisted bliss We lurked within your cabin and gazed upon your pond Your spirits brushed across our souls and settled in our wand Oh the prose you’ve gifted us, wise and wondrous all Standing in the morning mist, I […]

Mouthwatering Mushroom Croustades With Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Oh, the benefits of recycling! I discovered this recipe in an old magazine recently whilst having a clear-out, so I am re-using it here, just as I have recycled the magazine! I have adapted it and cooked it for dinner tonight, and it is dee-lish-us, and doesn’t take too long. These crusty veg delights are […]

Fourth Anniversary for Lieven and Leentje Today!

Four years ago to the day my good friend and co-author here on the portal married his lovely then fiancée Leentje, whom I have also known for years. I wish them all the best and many happy returns. Do they not make for a handsome and well-met couple? His present for Leentje:  

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

Disneyannounced today it will buy Lucasfilmfor $4 billion in cash and stock. George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise and CEO of Lucasfilm, owns 100% of the company.  Even better: A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. More Star Wars feature films are planned after that. Read more: