It’s Happening Folks

Whether we want it or not, one of the great rivers of the world, the Mighty Mississippi River, is drying up. Believe it. But there’s no global warming. Right. We have seen smaller lakes (Lake Meade outside Las Vegas comes to mind) and rivers start to disappear, but this river is crucial to our country.Continue reading “It’s Happening Folks”

“X” Marks the Spot

In my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s!, I list emotions under every letter of the alphabet. Check out my preface and the short story illustrating the letter “X”: X Since I live in one of the nation’s driest areas (Phoenix, Arizona), my first instinct under this difficult heading was xeric, or pertaining to dryContinue reading ““X” Marks the Spot”

I Totally Get It

I’m an asshole. And the older I get, the less patient I am becoming. I don’t like it. I am not a rude, intrusive person by nature, but I think my condition is caused by my perception of time. There isn’t much more of it left after a massive heart attack, a leg amputation, andContinue reading “I Totally Get It”

A Great Big Hit

from my bong goes to: Aaron Judge, the new York Yankee who will set the Major League Baseball record with only a couple more home runs. He might have even done it and I haven’t seen the news yet tonight. He’s also the first selection because he probably would refuse the hit, leaving more forContinue reading “A Great Big Hit”

Give Me More

I cannot get enough videos of dogs riding skateboards and kicking their legs to keep it going. I could watch those all day. How about stories of getting payback to someone who really deserves it? Revenge, especially for the little guy or girl,  against great odds, is the best. And the more despicable the deservingContinue reading “Give Me More”

Canes

Walking sticks, whatever. Now that I am a bona fide cane-carrier on occasion when my leg is sore, I can speak with some knowledge on this subject, unlike most everything else I talk about. I have this cool walking stick with a compass on top. It is trimmed in gold and is actually pretty badass,Continue reading “Canes”

Lesson Learned?

I just wrote only a few short days ago I was getting sick about all the gun violence that is plaguing this country. We are broken. We are sick. Now, I want to issue a qualifier that I have only watched one TV channel, the one that is most closely with Democrats, so I doContinue reading “Lesson Learned?”

Out of This World

The Final Frontier. Here-tell of a company that plans to open a space hotel by the year 2025. Just that thought puts me in orbit! Sparking up a fatty of some galactic superweed and looking out your bedroom window….at Earth. That would not suck. If it ever became reasonable to do so, I would goContinue reading “Out of This World”

I Wouldn’t Leave if You Paid Me

I’m home. I went to the Wednesday open mic night at the Lucky Star Brewery. It is just down the street from me and it attracts some excellent players, most of us have paying gigs and the quality and variety is through the roof. The crowd started slow but there were more people arriving asContinue reading “I Wouldn’t Leave if You Paid Me”

Boo-Hoo

Crying is one of my favorite emotions. I find it to be at once cathartic and cleansing. Laughing until you cry is the best. I’m trying to think of the last time I laughed so hard I cried, but it has been awhile. It seems like when I was a young man I did itContinue reading “Boo-Hoo”