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Chi Delta?

HAIL PELICUS! Chi Delta? This week’s Hail Pelicus is, as in the last few weeks, on the tardy side as I have been doing a lot of travelling for business and haven’t settled on a routine yet.   The slog to the airports and cab rides and strange hotels and abysmal weather...

Weathering The Storms Of Love

HAIL PELICUS!   Weathering The Storms Of Love   If you ask the better poets about love they will say you should compare your lover to a summer’s day.   Unfortunately, while that may work in rather drab places like England, out here in California we have so many perfect...

Poetry In Motion

HAIL PELICUS! Poetry In Motion             My flights are all cancelled Can’t deal with the cold These sub-freezing days Are getting pretty old Chicago’s an option But a 4 hour drive Travelling for 12 hours I’m barely alive I shout to the heavens , “Have you heard the news?” I’ve got the Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport...

Isles Of Perception

HAIL PELICUS! Isles Of Perception         So last week when discussing the upcoming Hamilton 7s I asked the question “Why is Carlin Isles still in the squad?”.   That one question generated quite a few responses in the form of texts, emails and angry mobs.   I still stand by my comments...

Off To Watch Hamilton!

HAIL PELICUS! Off To Watch Hamilton! Well, not the Broadway musical, or at least not this week – I have tickets for later in February and will give a review once I have processed it.  Why?  Because my readers demand it.  At least that is what the voices in my...