Ode to National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month We are in for a literary treat this month in Canada.  The League of Canadian poets, (LCP), celebrates National Poetry Month 2016. Take part in the celebration with EmptyBesters.  Don’t be shy.  The theme for this year is: The Road, and you are encouraged to make the poetry journey by the LCP: “Join us as we celebrate

Chocolate for Easter

The most popular gift at Easter is chocolate.  Have you ever wondered how it starts its journey to become the gift of choice for so many?  Of course, marketing, sugar and popularity have played a large part. This is the drying of the cacao beans in Ghana, West Africa, Ghana’s largest cash crop. Happy Easter!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Here is a poem from a beloved son of Ireland. Follower by  Seamus Heaney My father worked with a horse-plough, His shoulders globed like a full sail strung Between the shafts and the furrow. The horse strained at his clicking tongue. An expert. He would set the wing And fit the bright steel-pointed sock. The sod