you Republicans straining in angst at President Obama’s immigration fix.

Go to yoga.

Activate your Golgis, muscle-tendon juncture nerve receptors that,

when they sense tension, send a signal to the spinal cord

which then signals the stretching muscle to relax,

thus preventing the tendon from tearing at its attachment to the bone,

a protective circuit breaker.

It’s a metaphor for what the US needs. Relax.



3 thoughts on “Golgis (it’s science, so this may take it out of the realm of the comprehensible for some Congressmen, but I’ll try) and Immigration enrich us, Congress. A 420 character 9-line poem about how to relieve tension & avert ripping our muscles and the fabric of our society.

  1. Wowza. I had to look this up. Who knew? Of course, there’s an Italian to thank. Camillo Golgi was a physician, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Credits: the Golgi apparatus, the Golgi tendon organ, and the Golgi tendon reflex, the Golgi caldo freddo. Some guy, that Camillo. A modest teacher, they even named his village after him. This all made me remember the word ‘eponym’. Thanks, Patty, you got my synapses firing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the info on Dr. Golgi. This adds to my every-increasing respect for all things Italian. I’ve been tractored up and out of my ignorance by years of friendship with you Italians–Toni, Mary, Ronnie–incidentally picking up details about all things Catholic (or not so Catholic) as I go, thanks to our resident Sister.

      Right now I’m listening to The Book of Madness and Cures by O’Melveny. Here’s what GoodReads has to say about it:

      Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella’s own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues–beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases.

      After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him–a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work.

      Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.



  2. Toni, I like the way” eponymous “rolls around on my tongue…. Words of all kinds make me grin and, Patty, let’s hope the politicians let your words migrate into their collective brains and consciences. Let us not give up hope.


Plz leave a comment here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s