This literary blog is home to an eclectic mix of art, articles, anecdotes, aphorisms, poetry and brief excerpts from a variety of sources related only by their excellence and timeless quality.
The blog had its beginnings in the mid-80s as a forum on a large BBS located in Southern California where it ran for more than ten years. Most recently it was revived in a highly circumscribed form as a thread in the Kindle forums on Amazon.com. Now, at the request of those members, it is resurrected as a blog which affords it the breathing room and editorial control essential to its growth.
As many readers know, the word potpourri has a host of meanings. For Americans it refers to a mix of petals and spices in a bowl or bag used to perfume clothes or a room. In the original 17th century French it referred to a stew of various meats and, translated literally as “rotten pot.” I promise to do my level best to prevent things from rotting here, but perhaps it’s best that we move on before this stew begins to turn.
And so we begin. . . .