Talking of many things . . .

“‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,

‘To talk of many things:

Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —

Of cabbages — and kings —

And why the sea is boiling hot —

And whether pigs have wings.'”

— Lewis Carroll

As I child, this was my favorite rhyme — I recited it endlessly; I giggled at the images and let the words roll around in my mouth before they slipped off my tongue. I carried the vision of pigs with wings and fat oysters well into adulthood, and many other images as well. I still love Lewis Carroll, the nonsense words and the cadence, and the mystery of it all. If I were required to explain myself in one sentence, I would likely use words close to these from Alice: “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” Thanks, Alice (and Lewis), for expressing it so well!

Life is, indeed, “curiouser and curiouser.” But, then, that’s what makes it so much fun!

This blog may be as random in its postings, and often as nonsensical, as Jabberwocky and The Snark. But if you choose to walk down this path with me, we’re sure to have some fun along the way.

I may get serious as well, but not for long. Life is full of wonders; and my goal is to try to explain the world as it appears to me from a particular vantage point in space and time. I have stories to tell and I hope you enjoy them.


About Adrienne Cohen

For more than a decade, Adrienne has been a freelance writer specializing in travel, food and drink, small business, urban agriculture, entrepreneurship, home design and decor, construction and real estate topics. Her bylined work has been featured in numerous print and online publications in this country and internationally. Read and follow her at, or follow her here to get her thoughts on current events, modern life and the complexities of living in a fast-changing world.
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