Who doesn’t enjoy a good digression now and then? As Laurence Sterne once said, “Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; they are the life, the soul of reading.” Or, as Ralph Caplan put it, “Nothing is more to the point than a good digression.” And bless Ray Bradbury, who said “Digression is the soul of wit,” but we’ll see about that. What follows are various random oddities and other miscellaneous digressions, some serious, some for fun, some historical (at least for me), and some ongoing, arranged into categories. They don’t seem to fit anywhere else. So they fit here. + +

Recent Additions (with dates added)

Haiku and Tanka

Other Poetry


Personal and Family

All the Rest