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”

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”

The Face of Pain

So I am up enjoying my morning coffee, when I turn on the telly to see Margaret Brennan interviewing The Man…Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. My gut reaction? What a fantastic forest green dress Brennan is wearing. Then, as I watched the man describing what is happening in his country, and how, with the U.S. leadingContinue reading “The Face of Pain”

Observations

I understand that China, that forward-thinking, last bastion of devious actions, is not very happy with the World Health Organization’s Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (now that’s a mouthful). They do what dumbasses do when they don’t fully understand someone else’s words or ideas. They censure them. Dumbasses. The only thing the doctor said was thatContinue reading “Observations”

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

So far, we are in a pink cloud syndrome since we moved to Ohio. My decision to move Domestic Despot Osama bin KAREN closer to her family is validated every time I see her face light up at the sight of her sister and her nieces and nephews. Every time I look outside or driveContinue reading “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”

The ‘Barrel

My first Sunday in Ohio in 31 years, and I will definitely find a church to worship at. It is hard to go a mile without seeing at least one church in these here parts. Since I can’t practice at full strength in the hotel room, I have to grab time when I get it.Continue reading “The ‘Barrel”

Movin’ on Out

Done deal. We are no longer in our lovely domicile in Avondale, AZ. The funds have hit the account, the desert is in our rear-view mirror, and we are in a hotel in Albuquerque. I will wait until I give the customer service liaison an opportunity to answer my written missive before I put anythingContinue reading “Movin’ on Out”

Fire Season

It seems like every year we hear of more and more large forest fires. Don’t get me started about the fools that start them; they are damaged and not to be considered part of the census. No, I am talking about the deforestation of our planet. I know, I know, some fires are naturally goingContinue reading “Fire Season”

The Decision

Trey Williams pried open the front door of his small house, carefully catching the tattered screen door to avoid it from slamming shut. “Trey? My man!” his father shouted from the den. “How did practice go today? You guys ready for Poly tomorrow?” Trey poked his head into the room as his Dad stood toContinue reading “The Decision”

Happy Holidays

Today marks two special holidays: Karen’s birthday and 4/20. 4/20 you ask? The “official” day of celebration of the counter-culture. Oooooh. Sounds spooky. Counter culture. Since I am able to smoke pot all day and night if I so desire, it is no big whup for me to have a smoke session on a Tuesday.Continue reading “Happy Holidays”