You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

It was time, once again, for the annual Christmas play and my granddaughter was singing.

I glanced at the program and noted that it said, "Bows of Holly" and not "Boughs of Holly".

{Must be some kind of play on words}, I thought to myself, while also observing that a large banner ran from one end of the stage to the other across the back. This same elementary school stage where the Annual County Spelling Bee had taken place just two weeks earlier. BOWS OF HOLLY, declared the banner.

The Wickes Elementary School Christmas play was pretty well done but I kept waiting for the teaching moment when the faculty would reveal the reason for such a glaring typo.

The teaching moment never came. Slowly it dawned on me. None of the faculty, none of the administrators, none of the students and none of the other parents and grandparents knew or cared that "Boughs of Holly"…


There are days when I am weary

of my ocean and my window

when I hang my life

beside my one good dress

or shut the closet door

and leave it next to my black boots

days when I want

to be anywhere but me

when I need to be the captain of a ship

or herding sheep

or on my way to Transylvania

those are the days I wonder

if there are egrets

sick and tired…

PICO-8 is a fantasy console, a small computer program that emulates a video game console that never existed. It focuses on allowing users to both create and play video games as part of a single experience, with the Esc key switching between the two modes.

It intentionally calls back to retro aesthetics with a 128x128 pixel screen, only 16 different colours, and a fairly limited maximum game size. However, it simplifies actually creating games, opting to use a stripped-down form of Lua

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