By: Proserpina, 8:55 PM GMT on August 22, 2016


Part I

Sailaway port: Seattle, Washington State

Our trip started in Seattle where we stayed overnight in preparation for boarding the next day. All of my family stayed at the same hotel and it was grand to see siblings and their spouses whom we had not seen for a while (and those we see frequently as well). Of course we took advantage of the few hours spent in Seattle. What to do? Go to the Space Needle of course!...

Alaska, a wonder of the world

Updated: 9:46 PM GMT on August 22, 2016

I am back from Alaska!

By: Proserpina, 3:36 PM GMT on July 11, 2016


“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”
― Francis of Assisi

“Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens yo...

Updated: 2:21 AM GMT on August 22, 2016

I need a new blog but no time.....

By: Proserpina, 3:23 PM GMT on May 23, 2016

The Rainy Day

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,

Updated: 9:16 PM GMT on July 08, 2016

This and That

By: Proserpina, 9:46 PM GMT on March 31, 2016


By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.<...

Updated: 11:42 PM GMT on May 13, 2016

'Red, Red, Rose', 'Auld Lang Syne',.... and more

By: Proserpina, 3:23 PM GMT on February 28, 2016



My dear friend Sandiquiz introduced me to the online courses offered by Future Learn (originating in England). The latest course that I have followed is about the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Most of us are familiar with his poems (actually songs) Red Red Rose and Auld Lang Syne, but there is a lot more to Robert Burns.

Robert Burnes was born in Alloway, Scotland, his parents were Willia...

Updated: 10:28 PM GMT on March 26, 2016

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