Push

I'm nearing 1000 posts on ABC. I feel like I'm gonna have to push to reach 1001. Gotta beware of pushing too hard but having a goal tends to encourage that strain. Let's see what happens now that Jebrawlter has concluded.

Cherry

Precious Pinkie

Hey you? Feeling worthless? Got money problems that won't go away? Bankrupt. Ready to put your head in the oven? Making that long walk off a short...
Cherry

Final Slide

When we were kids, we loved to slide. In baseball, we slide into a base to get there quicker if it's a close force play or avoid the tag if it isn't...

Lead in Ovid's Life Line

When Ovid Peets was in second grade, he was given his first pencil. It was Ovid's responsibilty to keep it on his desk and keep it sharp. The teacher...
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True Colors On Memory Lane

Most of my walks lately have been down Memory Lane. Memory Lane is fun but I don't want to live there. I talked to one of my long time buddies a...

My Nose and Cleopatra's

I've never given much thought to my nose nor to the noses of other people. I have a friend who is very sensitive about his nose and he doesn't like...
Cherry

Cliff Notes From Dad to Mary about Korea

When I was 5 years old I had to come to grips with the reality that 200,000 Chinese gorillas had appeared from out of nowhere and were rampaging...

Now With Emphasis

Now THIS Now The ONLY now The NEW now Right NOW The now is NEW And it's NOW Remember an OLD now? That now wasn't THIS now Until THIS now turned into...

Silent Shebang

Don't mean to be fatalistic but if now then when? A special on teevee predicted that if the nukes start to fly, the shebang will be over in about...

On Choice

When it comes to choice, has anyone ever been more on the muscle than Shakespeare with Hamlet's soliloquy. My buddy was courtholding awhile back and...
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Cherry

Word

Word. When I can't write a sentence, I write a word. When I write a word, especially about writing, I confront the power of choice. Something might...

Presence

Have I talked about the past? Have I talked about the present? Have I talked about the future? Have I talked about depression, suppression,...

Drop the Quite At Least

Quite Frankly...... There, I've done it. In all of the thousands of idiomatic word combinations that I've typed or uttered, I've never before have...

Defenestrating Jezebel

Windows are made to look through. Threw out history, outraged rulers,prophets and parents have also used windows as something that a rival, a witch,...

Further Defenestration Details (The Story of Eustrokus)

Eustrokus loved his life as a eunich. He had a great voice. He could come and go within all of the harems within the worship of Baal. He was involved...

Krell apologizes for Jezebel

In the midst of the outraged silence, Thornton Krell grabbed the microphone and tried to explain "When Barton Toddler delivered his rendition of "to...

Four Unforgettable Windows

4) The Hollies singing "look through any window". 3) James Stewart looking through the Rear Window and catching Raymond Burr. 2) Holden Caulfield...

Public and Private Dreams

If dreams are private movies than movies are public dreams. Once upon a time, the movie industry filled Americans with dreams. Before teevee,...

Men: A Nightmare

We got out of the house yesterday, trading a nap for a public dream. The public dream turned out to be a film called Men , directed by Alex Garland...

Jazzy little number

Here's a jazzy little blues number that I wrote five minutes from now that you might remember if you're two weeks ahead of me. I can hear the music...
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War is Helium

Geo-political economics is not my strong suit until it hits me in the face. Yesterday, my brother-in-law celebrated his 6irst birthday. He is the...
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Memory and Mourning

Fifty years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a day within Attica Prison. I got clearance to be part of a counseling group that worked with men...
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Downton Distraction

Seeking respite from the horrors of Buffalo and Uvalde, we decided to take two big risks; 1) go to the movies 2) go to a mall. Both movies and malls...
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Responding to JX Martin

Hey just because I'm a whacko with bad hair doesn't mean I'm gonna go postal. I don't mind my hair although it seems to enrage people around me. I'm...
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He Did It Himself

https://www.abctales.com/story/ice-rivers/diy-new-mental-health-issue-re... My dear friend has lost his balance. He falls down continuously. He's...

To Vivian

https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/if-i-can-just-get-through-day What if the choice Is from here to oblivion What're you gonna choose If not...
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Two People Alive

https://www.abctales.com/user/richard-l-provencher The highlight of every active day is the walk we take, my love and I. She has the more purposeful...

Belief

https://www.abctales.com/story/markyelland-brown/woke-cherries#new Yeah, we're all entitled to our feelings which suggests that we're all entitled to...
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Truth of the Diamond

Baseball has been our national past time for the past 120 years. Some folks believe that time has passed. I disagree for many reasons. Major league...

Long Green in the Desert

Professional golfers are finding the green and the greens a lot greener in Saudi Arabia. Perfect. A bunch of entitled Republicans and walking...
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Home Town and Home

They say that it's bad form for any transplanted New Yorker to complain about the heat in the South. Na ga da it. It's one hundred degrees in...
Cherry

Vice

Pretty clear that the vice-president can't overtun an election. If they could...... Tricky Dick Nixon, one of America's most beloved mass murderers...

Haylen's Blue Sun (Toad Eyeland)

Haylen rediscovered how acid both speeds things up and slows things down. She had licked the blotter of three eyed toad what seemd to be 5 minutes...
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To We the Estranged Fathers.

It feels like we're all alone, doesn't it? Even more so on Father's Day when we read of all the wonderful things that fathers have done and how they...

Have Keyboard Will Write.

I've always thought that somebody should write a history of television. Such an effort would be lifetime of work. Too much for me. I thought maybe I'd concentrate on one show and look at that show as a revisonist and historian. Have Gun Will Travel became my Choice. I'm not gonna do the whole thing....too many other projects pop into my mind and have to be captured when they emerge but I plan on spending more time with this "project" and I hope you'll ride along with me.

A Joyous Juneteenth

From the moment that Jefferson altered the concept of inalienable rights by changing John Locke's concept of "life, liberty and property" to "life...
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Cherry

Shades of Gray in Anna's Boutique

So much to write; so little time. I've always wanted a pair of funky sunglasses, the cheap kind described by ZZ top. My eye sight was too bad for...
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Cherry

Gummy Guy

Pretty much done with weed. The last few times that I've inhaled socially, I didn't like the result. The effect of the weed was overwhelming. Felt...
Cherry

Lost and Found

We learn, we forget. We learn, we forget, we learn, we forget over and over until one sunny day or one summer's night we learn and we remember. Do...
Cherry

On Elvis

Let's face it, much of the younger generations have written off Elvis and his music as outdated, cheesy, and or irrelevant. They don't recognize the...

Effin Cassidy

It's effing awesome when someone goes from obscure to controversial to historic right before our very eyes for the best of reasons. I'm tawkin' about...
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Cherry

Sore Thumb

I'm not the world's most photogenic guy neither am I the least. Like most of us, I'm somewhere in the middle. In most group pictures I kinda...
Cherry

Flashback and Fourth on the Fifth

Even in our divided and anxiety ridden United States, we'll always have our 4th of July to celebrate what we remember as freedom, independence,...
Cherry

Perfect Inning

One perfect inning stands out amongst all the rest. It was the first game of the year in my son's second year of organized baseball. He had started...

My Name is Jerry Ryan

One of my friends told me that he would have liked my books Full Filler and Fill Fuller better if I had used my real name instead of a pen name. I...
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Cherry

Who Discovered Whom?

37 years ago today, I made the greatest discovery of my life. I saw her across a crowded dance floor. I knew that I was gonna ask her to dance. She...
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Cherry

Discovering Despair

I don't know what Mr. Cherry had against Leo or Leo against Cherry. Cherry was my ninth grade algebra teacher. He seemed like a pretty good guy. On...

Makeup

One of my earliest teevee memories ,which means one of my first memories period, is of the Milton Berle show. Even though I was barely seven, I got a...

Suddenly Still (Nobody Gets This Right)

it was till it wasn't it was all beginning with no end in sight until one summer night He rejected her presents As well as her presence. He was no...

Eden 1000 At Last

I write whatever comes to mind. I've done that 999 times; that's when I reached this brink. The next one would be 1000. Should 1000 be special of should it be more of the same? I kept waiting for something special to come to mind as if I were coming to the grand conclusion. Time passed...too much time until I arrived at the conclusion that once again I had reached the beginning.....

Doug and Lucille

When does the end of a relationship begin? Lucille had a propensity towards baby talk which Doug resented. The first time that she called him "Dodo...
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