Merry Christmas

I know; it was yesterday, but I was too busy having fun and enjoying our holiday Turkey Dinner with just the two of us, the Diaz Brothers, and a twenty-six pound turkey. The snow is about a foot deep everywhere, and it doesn’t look like there is any 2022 city budget money left to roustContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Better Late Than Never

I used to love to watch the show Cold Case and enjoyed watching them reopen past cases that had gone “cold” for a variety of reasons which prevented justice from being carried out. The lead girl was a little pasty-looking and anemic, but she was watchable. Fuck the statute of limitations. Crime is crime andContinue reading “Better Late Than Never”

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”

News Makers

Used to be the news stations would report the news. Then came the insidious VNR’s and the news was now not what it is, but what the news stations want you to think it is. Colored by whatever political affiliations and agendas, news is now identified as “red” or “blue.” Either way, a load ofContinue reading “News Makers”

School Safety

Talk about a contradiction of terms. Safety measures have come a long way in schools, but when you look closely, not very far at all. You had a school bully who kept the rest of the students in line. There were hall monitors, composed of teachers with bad attitudes because they would much rather beContinue reading “School Safety”

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”

Serves You Right

I remember hearing that a lot when I was a kid growing up. Remember those little brush “blades” that we would find on the streets after the street sweepers went through? They served as our first weapon. A cutting tool after you sharpened them against the curbs. When I don’t understand something, I don’t justContinue reading “Serves You Right”

Fair or Unfair?

There is a major controversy in the realm of collegiate sports which has developed into a firestorm of debate on the legitimacy of the national collegiate swimming championship recently won by Lia Thomas. I know I sound like I don’t, but I have always believed in acceptance and inclusivity. I am sensitive to the issuesContinue reading “Fair or Unfair?”

Coming Back Strong

It has been raining for two straight days, but today it cleared up beautifully. It sounds easy enough to come back strong after suffering a loss doesn’t it? Try harder. Don’t give up. Don’t include me in the conversation. I have an unhealthy aversion to losing. I honestly don’t know where I picked up thisContinue reading “Coming Back Strong”

Bullies

I never liked them and still don’t. I learned my lesson early; or you think I would have learned my lesson when I was four years old. Mom had taken my brother, sister and I to a park in East Los Angeles. My memory has been aided by other accounts, and here is evidently howContinue reading “Bullies”