Happy Birthday OK!

March 23, 2020

On this date in 1839, the initials “O.K.” were first published in The Boston Morning Post, meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time.

The Boston Magazine has the full story.

Image: Fleet In Fog

March 23, 2020

Grandview 23rd March 1920

March 23, 2020

“Vancouver Sun”, 19200323, p.3

Poem: Just Like In The Movies

March 23, 2020

they circled the building on foot



as the rain pelted down

hard like hail


on the street

they mugged as tough guys

in the streaming glass

of shop windows

images bouncing from the curved edges

of drops


in the back lane they each had time

to be shy with themselves

wish themselves luck

to be quiet and to suck up

the fear


the third time round

soaked to the skin

they had had enough

headed for the door

she had on a false nose and a hat

gap-teeth and a grin

he had a honey-blonde wig and a gun


the bank was silent

no more


“Hands Up!”