Street Jazz

Why do THEY whine so much? Our emotional-intellectual inability to actually pay attention to what we are saying.

Why do THEY whine so much? Our emotional/intellectual inability to actually pay attention to what we are saying.

An open letter to our bathroom contractor

Dear ________, I am using this public venue in an attempt to communicate with ____________.

Do not resuscitate

At the outset, let me just say that I am not one of those who considers 64 to be anywhere near old age.

Elections as political-spiritual surgery

Those of us who have faced serious illness are more than aware of the emotions we all have in common before inevitable tests, procedures and surgeries.
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Et tu, Boy’s Life?

Et tu, Boy’s Life? When I was a young Boy Sprout, one of my chief pleasures in life was the arrival of Boy’s Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, in my mailbox.

Kudos to Arkansas Libertarians - not that I’ll ever vote for any of ‘em, but still . . .

Kudos to Arkansas Libertarians - not that I’ll ever vote for any of ‘em, but still . . .

Do not go gentle into that good library . . .

Well, Gambling Reader, I’ve written about many important topics of late, which I am sure has enthralled each and every one of you.

Lies, Damned Lies and Facebook Posts

The recent mockery of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Facebook seems to fall into one of three categories.A - The posts from folks who still believe everything they read online.
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Public Men and Sinning in the Dark

Over the years I suspect that I could find maybe ten, twelve people who could attest to the fact that I am a fellow of good character, and that they could not imagine me doing anything untoward.

Paradise Lost

Throughout my life I have usually had but a handful of trusted intimates. When I was younger this was due to painful shyness, but as I have grown older, I have come to believe that this is the natural order of things.

Thank you for your service: America’s hourly workers

Labor Day may be one of the few holidays we celebrate but don’t actually celebrate.

Fear of Falling

The first thing you realize, as you hit the floor, is that those no-skid socks they give you to wear in the hospital?
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