The Envelope Please…

The award for luckiest dumbass of the millennium has to go to the knucklehead who “fell” from the Carnival Cruise Line ship into the Gulf of Mexico. He spent fifteen hours in the warm, shark infested waters before being found and rescued. The motive is still under question, as a spokesperson for the cruise linesContinue reading “The Envelope Please…”

Brilliant

A reporter was robbed on live television in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup is being played. In a most refreshing story, the victim of the crime was asked what punishment should be meted out to her assailant. Wishful thinking. Although the six consecutive life sentences that Darrell Brooks received sent a message, loud andContinue reading “Brilliant”

Just to be Clear

Enough with wild animals eating children. This time, an alligator was the guilty party. Once again, I am horrified and piteous of the parents of the eight-year old boy. To see the creature float lazily away downriver with the lifeless (God, tell me he was lifeless) body of their son is the stuff of lifelongContinue reading “Just to be Clear”

Heartbreak

I don’t like that word. Your heart does not get broken, per se, when a loved one passes into the next sphere of existence. Broken implies something that needs to be repaired, but your heart will carry the deep hurt of loss until you pass. You can’t fix it. Before I get going, check outContinue reading “Heartbreak”

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”

God’s Office Hours

24/7. Anytime, anywhere. You don’t have to be inside a venerable edifice to speak to the Creator. It doesn’t even have to be Sunday. I talk to God all the time. I thank him for things, I offer prayers to those in need, and I am constantly asking for forgiveness. My use of His nameContinue reading “God’s Office Hours”

 In So Many Words…

I prefer the succinct to the loquacious. In my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s! I have taken the genre of the short story and synthesized it. Distilling the product to deliver an entire story within the lines of just a few carefully constructed sentences and paragraphs. I derived my main writing style and inspirationContinue reading ” In So Many Words…”

Did it Ever Occur to You?

That there are brave policemen that are members of the Uvalde Police Department who were not there when that tragedy occurred? Testosterone-fueled law enforcement officers that knew the meaning of the “enforcement” part of the equation? They would have stormed through the door, without thinking of their own safety, brought down the wrath of God,Continue reading “Did it Ever Occur to You?”

On and Off Again

It is raining on and off again in southern Ohio, which is why it stays so green here. August 28 is the traditional end of the summer, and here it is rigidly adhered to. Like the space vehicle that sits idle on the launching pad. I read where a majority of Democrats do not wantContinue reading “On and Off Again”