A Place Like This

 

Plural is Singular

Roses are red Violets are blue I'm a schizophrenic And so am I So what the hell is a couple of weird guys like us doing in a nice place like this. As...

Singulars are Plural

The doctors asked the old question in a new way. "what's the difference between ignorance and apathy?" We answered the new question in our old way. "...

Singulars are Plural

The doctors asked the old question in a new way. "what's the difference between ignorance and apathy?" We answered the new question in our old way. "...

We Waited Faithfully on the Surface

Old is what happened before, new is what happened after. Even in a place like this. We waited and we tried to glide on the surface, we could save our...

Charley Parker Played the Sax

With all this cryptic shit goin' on...it's pretty clear we need some music in a place like this at a time like this before the big reveal. Charley...

Secrets and Faith

Here's the secret about cryptic writing. Cryptic writing is about secrets. A secret often begins with a suspicion. We seek to reality test that...

The Doodle That I Do

I doodle. It's always awesome when I find out that others doodlers do the doodling that I do and even more awesome when the doodlers who doodle what...

Urgent Mirrors

Hello friends. It's nice to be back. I've been stealing mirrors and seeing men about horses for the last 10 days. I subscribe to the Vonnegutian...

Sick and Tired and Strong

We're sick and tired. Lynn is sick and I'm tired. Lynn has bronchitis. I have radiation after effects. Lynn coughs. Lynn has a headache and a sore...

OOOOHWEE Look at me

OOOOHWEE. Look at me. It's three minutes after three and although I kinda have to pee, I'm still awake and feeling a little better every day. I even...

1582 AD

I refuse to be discouraged. Fitbit can have that effect. Fitbit keeps track of how many steps I take each day. I set the goal and go for it. I used...

Glimmerglass at Sunset

8:29 in the evening on the shore of Blackbird Bay. Watching the sunset on Lake Otsego at the spot James Fenimore Cooper, the Pathfinder and the...

We Get Older

When we use our logic to convince ourselves, we possess conviction and with that conviction we can convince others. When we live each day with...

" ? ! ? " is Ice Rivers

We don't know where we came from. We don't know where we're going to. But in between, we think we know where we are and "we" try like hell to hold on...

"Air Quotes" in Lipstick Land

"It' has frequently been argued that there are too many "air quotes" at work in written renditions of solipsistic" lipstick land". "Lipstick land" is...

Indulging in Faith

As you've probably guessed, I grew up a Catholic. Big time. Altar boy, bell ringer, candle lighter. Cassock and supplement Nuns and priests for...

Yes We Kant

Yesterday, while looking at the latest pictures of earth from Mars...... Before I continue let's just stop a minute and consider that particular...

Drunk Enough to Be Honest

Not too long ago I was walking down the memory lane of glory days on a phone call with a failure in a trailer who in his current unstable incarnation...

To Daughter Mary

Yes, Mary Dear. There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly...

June

All winter long we wait for better weather and summer. Because summer starts so late in June, we tend to overrate this month in anticipation and...

Goodbye Roseland Forever

I don't know what this. It's a story for sure but it breaks into poetry all the time on its own even as it tries to resist. This is what happens when we remember the tender pains of our lives.

Fatigue

Fatigue is the enemy of both urgency and connectivity. Urgency and connectivity are essential elements of writing. We have an idea, we've got to...

Toasting the Sky

two years ago today I found out I had cancer. We hoped that radiation was the answer. A year ago today they told me I'd survive. Today, have a toast...
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A Distant Twinkle for Mary

I chose my Christmas gift 25 years before I was born. I chose wisely. On that day, Mary Keenan, who had just arrived bag and baggage in Rochester,...

Little Hamish

Hamish is the youngest of the McGregor grandchidren. He is five years old. He has two older brothers and two older sisters. His eldest sibling is Eva...

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Sitting in the Merchant's Bar and Grill at last call. Dino, the bar tended ,has changed his shoes and he's ready to go home which means we are as...

Pretty Woman I Need Your Loving

I got to my dorm room before my other roomates. The room had a bunkbed and a single bed. I didn't know which bed to take or whether I should wait for...
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The Night My Mother Didn't Die

I hoped tonight would be the night. I was there in the chair next to her bed. I was listening to her breathe her morphine breaths, praying that I...