Non-fiction

The Slippery World of Superstition

Superstitions are distorting, fluid things, whose meaning cannot often be grasped in the decades after they may have been recorded. Unlike the folk...

Trash Piles in Paradise

Trash Piles in Paradise It is mid-October of 2017, in Southwest Florida. Hurricane Irma had passed over the area some four weeks past, leveling trees...
Cherry

Ramble On (Much obliged, LZ)

She’s dying. I can’t save her. She’s dying and I can’t comfort her. Her death will not surprise me. When I’d brought her home she was already halfway...
Cherry

Lone Wolf Dismayed

In reaction to the massacre in Las Vegas. We only talk about the shooter's race and gender (white male) in reference to reporting and accountability ("if he were a brown guy, he'd be called a terrorist!") But what if being a white male doesn't just let you get away with shit. What if it's actually causing the shit in the first place?

Chapter 4

F A L L O N Every day that passed was another day that the company grew more restless. They couldn’t stand being locked up, especially when they...
Cherry

A Wild Ride To Florida

A Wild Ride to Florida We rolled into Estero, Fl. This morning after a three-day, 24-hour driving time ride, from Western New York. We had seen much...
Cherry

Puked On and P***ed Off

I’ve travelled on a train with a companion rather ‘worse for wear’ myself. He was bigger than me and thus hard to handle and so I felt some sympathy...

On the Eastern Side of the River Mourne: The Watt-McCrossan Dynasty(3)

After separating from Peter in 1964, Betty returned to Vancouver, where she acquired a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British...

Backtracking & Precedence

Backtracking and Reverse Polish. By Salim Shahbudeen Meghani. Suppose in a worksheet, you have the numbers 1,2,3 in cells a1,a2,a3. In cell a5 you...

When The Rain Falls

When the Rain Falls It is the beginning, of the first line of lyrics, to a favored Beatle’s tune. The phrase always makes me smile in remembrance. I...