Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’

Hi Everyone,

In 1966 a flood ravaged Florence Italy and one of the the things damaged was, Vasari’s famous painting ‘Last Supper’ painted in 1540, for the full story in the NY Times click the picture of his Last Supper here:

NY Times saving the last supper

Click here to see the NY Times article on Saving this Masterpiece


Joe Wocoski


A Pleasant Christmas Surprise for Seekers of Christmas Lights

Hi Everyone,

Here is a pleasant Christmas surprise for you this Holiday Season, I thought I would share with you a poem from my poetry book “Snowed in by a Warm Fire“. It is a simple poem about driving around town and looking at all the Christmas lights with the delight of a child seeking the most beautiful lighted home.


Seekers of the Lighted Holy Grail


As if searching for the ancient Holy Grail,

they drive up and down all the back roads

late into the longest night of the year.


Their quest is the myriad of lighted homes,

yard ornaments, and Christmas trees; all lit up

with colored lights to brighten the darkness.


To bring the happiness of childhood memories,

events of wistful thinking to a conclusion,

on this drive through darkened cul-de-sacs.


To seek the perfect light display, a memory

that brings out that warm downy feeling

of past Christmas Eves on this night alone.


Knights of the Holy Decorated Lights.

Worshipers of the Lighted Santa Clause.

Seekers of the Lighted Holy Grail.


Drive on, drive on, not knowing where

the next string of lights will take you.



Merry Christmas

Joe Wocoski

This post was brought to you by my book “Snowed in by a Warm Fire


Coming Soon! Just Not Sure How Soon?

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought, I would share a bit of good new. I just got an e-mail from ACX, and …

Coming Soon Joe Wocoski Audiobook

Coming Soon in Audio

ACX has agreed to publish my Audiobook “The Big Burp Theory of the Universe”. That’s right in a few weeks you will be able to buy my book in 4 different formats: paperback, large print, kindle and soon as an Audiobook.

I self narrated it and had lots of fun doing it too. It’s about 8 to 10 minutes long. Has all the noises we used to make in it as I used to read it to my daughter when she was a little girl of 5. I still remember both of us laughing out loud over it. So in the next few weeks, if you’re looking for a fun kid’s book to listen to with your kids at bedtime or in the car, start looking for it in the Audiobook sections of Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

As soon as it is out I will link a page to it.

That’s it for today, hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving.




The Imitation Game Movie and My Cryptogram Book Series

The Enigma Man

Coming Nov 28th 2014 to the movies

I just found another movie I plan to see this holiday season, I get a 2 for 1: One of my favorite actors and Cryptograms! On November 28th, I look forward to going to “The Imitation Game” starring one of my favorite actors, Benedict Cummerbund. Ever since I was a kid, I have always had a fascination with cryptograms, I used to do the one in our Sunday Paper, but I always found them to be too short. In fact, my first word search book series was on Cryptograms, and fortunately, I recently, I revised the series  with new covers. “Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Foolery” this 5 book series contains Word Searches, Scrambles, Da Vinci Codes and Cryptograms based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

Have fun decoding them too

Book 1 of my Cryptogram Series



My five book series challenges and expands your mind to look at words in a whole different way. Here is a sample cover from the first book in my Cryptogram series.