Monthly Archives: December 2017

About angels

It’s that season–all the old cliches brought out with music and glitter. On that note, there are very few poems that contain angels that are not overwrought, too fanciful or just plain schmaltz. But this, by B. H. Fairchild, avoids … Continue reading

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Larry’s amendment to the tax post

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”  Will Rogers

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The new tax plan

Of course, it’s a nightmare.  No need to go into that–but here’s a refreshing take on it from our wonderful accountant, Glen Thomas, a fine man and an excellent accountant: “This is absolutely the best time for CPAs in my … Continue reading

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From Berkeley’s Lunch Poems

I went to hear Rita Dove, a former US Poet Laureate, read at the UC Berkeley Lunch poems series this week.  Here is one of her poems: Exit Just when hope withers, the visa is granted. The door opens to … Continue reading

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