Graze Matter

 

Conventional Broken Moondance in 16 steps

In space there is no up or down. This is good because most renderings of the moon are upside down. The renderings are based upon the way that the...

Smartfellas

Remember Goodfellas, the scene with Joe Pesci, as Tommy, terrifying Ray Liotta as Henry Hill? "But I'm funny, how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you? I...

Everybody Wins

A few years ago, Newsweek reported that 72% of married men claimed a good night's sleep while sleeping on the couch while only 27% of married men...

Taking a Look at Love

Let's take a look at love. Romantic love demands obstacles, As we fall in love, as mystery turns to history, we slowly discover the obstacles and...

Discipline

Pentametric typing appeals to me. I enjoy counting syllables per line Which adds discipline to my poetry And demands another beat after nine. Sonnets...
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Romance Lives in Dreamland

We have blizzard conditions in upstate New York. On polar vortex days like this,we hibernate and daydream of Summers past and Springs to come We...

Man Hat On Project Progress

A few less than momentous months pass. Then, out of nowhere, Lynn suggests we go see The Aviator which is screening in the discount house a couple of...
Cherry

Size Matters

Size matters. The hat was too big. "Whoa, Leo's got a big head" I observed. "Why don't you try Richard Gere's hat from Chicago. That one's on the...

Molly in the Dust

This is a poem/photo of depression era 1930's Midwest America when topsoil was blown into the air and the air became dust and the dust became poison...

Thunderclap

A theory exists that we spend amost all of our waking time virtually asleep. Every so often we come out of our waking sleep and when we do, we never...

"Life"

Let's get started on quotation marks, shall we? The solopsist in "me" believes that quotation marks can not be overused as air quotes serve to...
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Warmth

We have the blessing of twins as grandchildren. Watching the way that they communicate with each other is a joy and a wonder. This, of course, leads...

To Understand America

If you want to understand America, you need to understand the Constitution. If you want to understand the Constitution, you need to understand the...

Ironic Foolish Clowns

I've been dedicating a lot of foolish thought to clowns lately. Apparently, at least in the Shakespearean model, more clowns exist on this earth than...

Marriage

All comedies end with marriage. How does the comedy that ends with marriage begin? Usually begins with attraction. Opposites attract. When the comedy...

Errorism

We didn't get here by waiting for the bus. It's been a long swim to this shore only to discover that we lacked lungs...dammitt.

Mr. Earl at GM

Earl Carroll was the lead singer for the Cadillacs and responsible for a great rhytm and blues line..."They used to call me Speedoo but my real name...

Hyper Attention Activity Deficit Disorder

Over the past thirty years, we’ve become increasingly familiar with the designation ADHD. Attention deficit, hyperactive disorder. The paradoxical...

Infinity

“Infinity, Tom ? I’ll tell you about infinity” One day five hundred friends were sitting around their Facebook pages ready to share something insane...

D Day at Dunkin'

Yesterday was D-Day which Donut makers seized upon to declare a national Donut Day. Dunkin' Donuts amongst other donut makers declared that everybody...

Uncle Bill and Anita Ekberg

In the twenty first century, I know that there is a relationship between distance and time. Back in the fifties, at the age of eight, thirty miles...

Unpacking Comey and Trump

An analysis of one of the most important meetings held in the oval office during the early Presidency of Donald Trump

Custodial Screening

Public education in America seems to serve two great purposes; custodianship and screening. Custodianship is inarguably number one. In a capitalistic...

Treasure Hunt

I feel pretty good about myself. That's why my occasional decisions to "lose weight" are always half-hearted at best. My latest one took place about...

Monkeys for Nothin and Chips for Free

Money…….monkey….what’s the difference? The difference is k and what a difference a kay makes. Or a guy whose name begins and ends with k. Ya see, I...

Lucidity in Disguise

Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Lucid dreams are a whole different subway system. In a lucid dream, the...

Goodbye Glen

As we've grown older, we have been forced to confront the sadness of dementia and alzheimers. Like all mortal matters, debilitation is best...

Discovering Columbo

I never watched Columbo when it was originally broadcast on network. I thought the show was for old farts. Purely by accident, I caught an episode a...

Cash and Wallet

As Cash Swanson went through the ravenous change of chicken french, all his senses were at first on exquisite alert before being blunted by...

A note on Yellow Paper

The car was packed. The lights of Citi-Field burned fresh in my memory. We were ready to cross some bridges and take route 17 all the way 400 miles...

Mere

I’m drunk again, ain’t me. Didn’t think this was gonna happen. D’int wand dis to happen but look at that mere. I look like i always luk when i luk...

Filler Up

Filler is a celebration of nothing new to say nor to do. Marriages are particularly full of filler. The same questions about the kids or the curtains...

No Need For Pal

Does writing about filler automatically yield to more filler? When we admit that we've got nothing better to do than to write filler about filler are...

Basic Extinct

We're not extinct yet so I think I'm smart. How else can I explain my recent, rather rude attempt to disrespect the intelligence of Dinosurs just...

Floop

Floop lied to Blanche Black when she asked “so, how did you get that nickname.” “It’s the way I pronounced Phillip when I was a child” Floop fibbed...
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The Other Guy in the Picture

We all have those pictures of our beloved children sitting in the laps of department store Santas. We may even have pictures of our mothers, fathers...

In The Closet

As an exercise in ongoing dissatisfaction, we are constantly in the market for a new home. We retain the faiithful enablement of our real estate...

Beginning With The Fake Rabbit Head

Like many stories, this one begins with a doorknob. Unlike a lot of stories, this one ends with a near calamity caused by a gigantic, crashing fake...

Fake Rabbit Head: Bill and Ed

I'm not sure what talecatching is but this seems like a tale that I caught out of nowhere and is part two of tale the Fake Rabbit Head.

Easter Prayer

On this day that celebrates miracles, let's not forget the capacity for the miraculous that exists within each and every one of us and let's resist...

Jim and Bill Discuss Graze Matter

Bill and Jim were two college students who had stumbled across the writing of Ice Rivers on ABC tales while taking a course in Obscure Art taught by...
Cherry

On the Way to Dresden

Because of the rat mask Feeding on his filthy face Orwell walked right past the panther Devouring raw mystery meat And never noticed, in the next...

Home Free...Four Bases Touched

Like most nuts, I am continuously besieged by obsession, supression and repression which lead to depression. My four main obsessions aside from...

Spaghetti on Sunday

I am of Irish and German heritage. Calling Dr. Freud as they say. My concept of a seven course meal is 6 Stouts and a potato. My unrefined palate is...

Each Day Emmet and Emily

Technology gives and technology takes. Handwriting has been taken. Emily had been proud of her handwriting. She won all the prizes in grade school...

Unbelievable Broadway Birthday

While driving to the Cornelius library, I heard a radio announcer proclaim with a note of sadness in her voice that tickets for the final Bruce...