Same-o Same-o

I was dining with friends of my father who were from the political arena, in a night of joy and laughter. I slept in a luxury five-star hotel in Paris that cost six-thousand per night. The suite was a palace, replete with Francois, my personal valet. It had a private mud bath and steam roomContinue reading “Same-o Same-o”

Crazy World

in which we live in…. Here are just a few examples. In the 1880’s Canada had a program of schooling the indigenous Indian descendants. Children were forcibly removed from their homes into these torture chambers, for lack of a better word. Recently, it has come to light that there are at least one-thousand unmarked gravesContinue reading “Crazy World”

Inflation

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I can’t ever remember being affected by inflation in my entire life. When I was growing up overseas, the military took care of everything and I can never remember wanting for anything. I am sure my parents felt the effects of inflation and applying it to a familyContinue reading “Inflation”

Traveling Man

Not just a classic John Fogerty song, but another signpost along my own itinerary, which was unbeknownst to me. I am posting another short-short-story this time from a lake in Greece, which I found historically captivating and exhausting at once. I love Greek cuisine. Remember we are dealing with the emotion jaded, so have atContinue reading “Traveling Man”

When I am Over Everything II

I will eliminate suicide from our planet. I saw an absolutely sickening statistic that showed there were 67,000 people in the United States alone, who took their lives in 2020. I don’t know how to do it, but that’s just gotta stop. I will change the alcohol policy on the airlines, all of them. NoContinue reading “When I am Over Everything II”

Memories

I’d better write about this subject while I still have a horse in the race. I have always had a great memory. Of course, the Domestic Despot Karen says I have a very selective memory. I beg to differ. It’s just getting worse. I can remember the most minute details of the most immemorable timesContinue reading “Memories”

Be Kind Yesterday

 I am so ripped I just realized that TODAY Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day 2021. I am thinking back on how I was kind today. I did a lot of extra work around the house and being kind to Karen earns big dividends, although I am a pretty good partner as far asContinue reading “Be Kind Yesterday”

Timelines

Such as in when is it OK to swear around children? Parents will go to extreme measures to shelter their children from hearing any curse words. They will interrupt you in mid-sentence if need be, to remind you to beware as you proceed. As you may know, Karen and I were not blessed with childrenContinue reading “Timelines”

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”

Bigger Than I Ever Knew

I am on record as saying my big brother Ed is one of my biggest heroes and I always wondered what it would be like to bear the responsibility of having a younger sibling. I had a chance to find out when I was in my late thirties. I was living in Norman, Oklahoma andContinue reading “Bigger Than I Ever Knew”