Four Letters for Ted Cruz

My wife of 35 years uses them all the time to me. STFU When you are paid a salary to serve the people of your state, it is meant for more pressing things than complaining to Sesame Street for vaccinating children on their show. Covid is still rampaging through your state, inflation is causing evenContinue reading ”          Four Letters for Ted Cruz”

I Try

To quote Billy Jack, iconic badass from the 70’s. When I see a story about a cow actually being arrested and imprisoned for murder, I try and accept that sometimes news stories are about crime, politics, sports, and sometimes it is about arresting and imprisoning animals. Granted, it is in South Sudan, but come on.Continue reading “I Try”

Tranquilo

Staying calm. Cool under pressure. Not everyone has it 100% of the time. I’m probably in the high eighties if I am really being honest with myself. I had to “beat” a polygraph test in order to land a major casino Executive Chef job in Las Vegas. Answering truthfully all the questions set up toContinue reading “Tranquilo”

Read With Caution

Here is the second short-short story I wrote under the emotion madness. This is included in my book EMOTIONS: Not your Mama’s ABBC’s! School’s Out           Detective Matt Kennedy got off the elevator on the 6th floor. The shiny doors parted to reveal a pile of seven bodies. Blood pooled from the underside of severalContinue reading “Read With Caution”

Love is Blind

Without a lot of fanfare, here is a story I wrote when I was working in a corporate cubicle: Another Love Story Day One           It was a cool October morning and I parked, grabbed my lunchbox, and headed toward good ‘ol Building 66. As I approached the entrance, a blue Toyota came bouncing offContinue reading “Love is Blind”

Not in My Contract

When I first started out in the restaurant business, my big brother told me he would make me his Assistant Manager in his Sambo’s restaurant after learning how to do everything. And I do mean everything. From the parking lot, trash dumpsters, dishwashing, mopping, I mean I did not get one break from Ed. IContinue reading “Not in My Contract”

Where is the Good News?

Kiss my ass Jeff Bezos. Let’s start with that. He already owns everything, and with a current net worth north of 175 billion dollars, could buy it if he wanted. His playground is not just confined to our globe. The majesty of a sunset over a mountain lake isn’t enough for him. A sunrise overContinue reading “Where is the Good News?”

Staying Put

I make no apologies for the way I am wired. You must take your complaints to a much higher level than myself. In the height of my career in restaurant management, I was flattered to receive several offers from other restaurants and I took five flights for interviews. The first was in Charlotte, North Carolina.Continue reading “Staying Put”

Fog

I forgot how much I missed it . So many years have passed since I remember foggy days and nights, but when I woke up this morning, I could not see across the street to my neighbors’ houses. Of course in England we had the proverbial “thick as pea soup” fog that severely limited carContinue reading “Fog”

Stripes

Used to be the only people wearing stripes had done something bad enough to land in prison or those with bad fashion sense. I never got the whole “stripes are slimming” thing. I don’t perceive as anyone being slimmer or fatter unless they are nude of course, but short of that, who gives a shitContinue reading “Stripes”