Tag Archives: Ogden Nash

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, disguised as Lewis Carroll

My morning habit changed yesterday as I finished a very large book of Ogden Nash poems, rhymes, witticisms, and whatever etc. means. I have been reading two pages of Ogden’s wisdom every morning for several months followed by an article … Continue reading

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Bet You Thought You Knew What an Ell is and I bet you have no idea what an ort is or was.

Words fascinate me as much as watching great basketball players perform over the years –I mean that because what, besides words, could be more fascinating than the performances of Elgin Baylor, Dr. J, Jerry West, Michael Jordan and Hot Rod … Continue reading

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Books I am reading

The Making Of An Un-American and The Tribes of America by the late Paul Cowan, Paul was a writer for the Village Voice in NYC, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, active in the Committee of Returned Volunteers–a group dedicated to … Continue reading

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To Tear Flesh From Dogs

Every morning, just for the fun of it and to fortify my trivia file, I read two pages of Ogden Nash. I have to keep a dictionary handy. I was surprised when I looked up the origin of sarcophagus (a … Continue reading

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From John Kennedy to Two Servings of Richard Nixon

“…anybody who won’t cross the street till the lights are green would never get far as a Musketeer or a Bengal Lancer.” Page 204 Selected Poetry of Ogden Nash. Reminds me of a San Francisco anti Vietnam war march (more … Continue reading

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