For Isabelle and Levin

A few nice and possibly useful things: Once Round the Sun by Elsa-Brita Titchenell in English. You May Call Me Uncle Peppercorn Build a Snowman, Peter! Grrmph! Peter, Grrr! I Have to be Somewhere Else Soon But You Do Babble, Don’t You? It All Has to be Washed It All Comes from the Root, You […]

College Prep English for Homeschoolers of Any Age! A Different Approach

English language study is found extremely difficult by many and for many very good reasons. The College Prep English Class for homeschoolers is one approach to addressing these issues and overcoming them. The ability to write a persuasive letter, place a cogent and cohesive phone call or make a positive impression in an interview all […]


The Pernicious Potentials of Gmail A recent suit against Google for its abuse of personal information collected through Gmail is being countered by the argument that Gmail users have absolutely no expectation of privacy, that anything sent or received  through Gmail is subject to scrutiny, analysis and commercial sale. Gmail has nonetheless become very popular, […]

Allotment poems

allotment garden poems The Garden – D. Titchenell Allotment or community Such gardens are, where e’er they be But plot or glebe of fecund soil Which yields when blessed with simple toil A trove of carrots, chard and beets And pristine veggies that one eats Commensurate with what was sown When we have nurtured on […]

Elegy in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Grey Narrator: K. Titchenell THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day; The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea; The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where […]

Tink’s Fanfare

Tink’s Fanfare Score    

Video Tutorials: Greystone Gardening with George

Greystone Gardening with George Los Angeles County UC Master Gardener George Pessin, in collaboration with Greystone Mansion, has put together a series of short, informative videos that cover an array of gardening topics. I have included a list of links and descriptions below. Perhaps, you will find just the information you are looking for in […]

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg They say she’s alarmist; her science is wrong That the gloomier models were wrong all along But the scholarship’s lacking; one doubts what they cite Why they can’t even learn how to say her name right.

Overcoming Attachment

Overcoming Attachment Why send me a bloated great MS Word file Or a PDF picture with format and style To convey a few lines of text easily said Or an address or date I can keep in my head? An email’s text content is all that I need, No attachments that need a vast program […]

A Note to Greta Thunberg

We applaud your resolve when you sound the alarm And disparage the deeds that will cause our world harm When one sees how depravity took us so far It’s hard to believe how dimwitted we are! But despite noble efforts from scientists who research and conclude what what we really must do So much of […]