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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/25/20

“Zest is the secret of all beauty.  There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”   —   Christian Dior

(Is he talkin’ lemon zest, or lime zest???  61 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/24/20

“Abhor a knave and pity a fool in your heart, but let neither of them unnecessarily see that you do.”   —   Lord Chesterfield

(He wasn’t big on showing emotion in general!  45 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/23/20

“The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.”   —   (Jean) de La Bruyere

(He never married, so I’m wondering if he was referring to his mother???  69 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/22/20

“No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.”   —   Woodrow Wilson

(As long as he didn’t claim to have had “conversations with God”, I can’t condemn him.  100 more words



I wrote this poem a few years ago but looked it out and re-editied it when a friend recently mentioned barcodes. In fact, I think the first version of the poem even predated self-service checkouts. 223 more words


(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/21/20

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”   —   Nora Ephron

(Initially, I was thinking it was AFTER ALL, WE ARE somethings… 69 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/20/20

“Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”   —   Cicero

(WordPress doesn’t like “excellences”.  I have to admit that I found it a little awkward myself.  109 more words