Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy 200th Birthday to the National Anthem

Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" on September 14, 1814.  Here is a rendition of the complete song performed with a decidedly early 19th Century flair by a group from the University of Michigan.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

If You Can Keep It

Benjamin Franklin:  "A Republic, if you can keep it."

The Barack Obama version:  "If you like your republic, you can keep it.  Period."

Friday, October 11, 2013


Wow seven years since I started this thing (and it's my birthday, too).  Yet, this is the third post or so since the last blogiversary.  Oh well, life gets busy, commutes get long, and children grow up too fast.  I think of stuff but don't get around to posting the way I used to.  Well, we'll see what happens over the next year.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Libya Limericks

According to CBS News, former Assistant Secretary of State for Maghreb Affairs Raymond Maxwell has been writing poetry about the Benghazi scandal.  The Obama Administration has been eager to frame Mr. Maxwell, a Navy veteran and 20-year foreign service officer, for the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the Ambassador.

If Mr. Maxwell can write poetry, so can we!  Here is a little limerick to complement his efforts:

There was an old lady named Hillary
Who left staff to be killed by artillery,
Her response took the cake:
“What difference does it make?”
She’ll soon need to hire a consiglary!

(Yes, I know it’s “consigliere.”)

If it makes you feel better, I plan to keep my day job!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Now on Twitter!

Follow Isophorone Blog on Twitter at @Isophorone.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


It's the 6th anniversary of Isophorone blog.  (I have to look at last year's post or I lose track.)  It's also my birthday, which I do not have to look up.  Sorry about light posting, but life gets in the way.  Maybe I should join Twitter . . .