“I’m the deep purple in our rainbow of cultural diversity,” Professor Plum said as he walked into the mail room.

He read the mail. (More)

He then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar mail room, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

In the staff poker game, the Professor of Astrology Janitor was looking at a rainbow of playing card diversity. He opened the pot by raising with the Ten and Nine of Hearts, hoping for a straight or flush draw. Chef called, and the flop brought the Ace of Spades, Seven of Clubs, and Deuce of Diamonds. So much for that flush draw. The Professor of Astrology Janitor offered a half-pot-sized bet, hoping the flop missed Chef as badly as it missed him. But she called, so the Professor of Astrology Janitor knew she had at least something.

The Eight of Hearts fell on the turn, giving the Professor of Astrology Janitor an open-end straight draw. But with only one card left to come, he knew he had only about a one-in-six chance of making a straight. He checked, ready to fold if Chef bet, but she checked behind him.

The river brought the Queen of Spades, completing about as diverse a board as could be imagined. Once again the Professor of Astrology Janitor.

Chef counted out some chips, then put them back and checked. “I can’t beat any hand that would call any bet,” she said, turning over the Ace and Eight of Clubs.

The Professor of Astrology Janitor folded his cards and began his plaintive mewling. Chef went to the kitchen to make a Rainbow Breakfast, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

What a great country. As I look back over these experiences, God has created a rainbow of cultural diversity that embraces all people, regardless of their race or economic status, regardless of their religion or gender, regardless of their sexual orientation or where they are from. We have got this beautiful country that should be a country of wealth, that should be a country of inclusion, and I know that that is a fundamental value that Hillary Clinton shares.

Tim in VA

Dear Tim,

We apologize for not printing your entire letter. We selected the part that resonated most deeply for us. But you were kind enough to send us a video of you reading your letter, so we’ll include that in full:

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of Blogistan Polytechnic Institute, we offer our profound thanks for your inclusive message of hope.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Wow, what a speech! So … umm … how do I make a rainbow breakfast?

Hued Hungry in Blogistan

Dear Hued Hungry,

Chef makes her Rainbow Breakfast with an assortment of fruits: watermelon for red, cantaloupe for orange, sliced bananas for yellow, honeydew for green, blueberries for blue, and grapes for violet. You can substitute other fruits as you wish. Chef drizzles her banana slices with chocolate syrup, in part for symbolic reasons and mostly because it’s yummy. Bon appétit!


Photo Credit: Getty Images


Tim in VA.


Good day and good nuts