What the headline means

The headline says “The governor wants more funds” for some important purpose. The implication, as always, is that spending more money will solve the problem. At the very least, more money will put food on the table for the people who are working on the important purpose. As for the source of the money, why,Continue reading “What the headline means”

The sad keepers of the bile machine

Imagine, if you will, a job where your daily task is to mock, ridicule and otherwise find fault with a group of humans you despise. Imagine the corrosion to the soul that must result. I refer, of course, to the people whose full-time job is to produce press releases and “official statements” for politicians. IContinue reading “The sad keepers of the bile machine”

In the Attic: I Picked You

Oh, man. There I was driving down Highway 41 with tears streaming, listening to the old Seekers song on the radio and hearing the lyrics in my heart for the first time. There is always someoneFor each of us, they sayAnd you’ll be my someoneForever and a dayI could search the whole world overUntil myContinue reading “In the Attic: I Picked You”

The transporter chair

I sat down in my chair, and suddenly I was in a small town in Massachusetts, where a woman was being humiliated for the crime of adultery. It was evident that she was guilty, because her husband had been away for some years and yet here she was, carrying a newborn baby. I leaned backContinue reading “The transporter chair”

7 things I’ve learned along the way 

Seven things I’ve learned along the way to posting 1,000 consecutive daily blog posts, of which, in case you were not counting, this is the 1,000th: 1. I can do it, one day at a time. 2. A person tends to repeat herself from time to time over 1,000 days, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. 3.Continue reading “7 things I’ve learned along the way “

Two anniversaries and a milestone

One of Facebook’s nicer features is Memories, which reminds you of things you posted on this day in the past. On Monday, April 24, it reminded me that I published The Adventures of Myke Phoenix on April 24, 2008. I hadn’t remembered the date. Around 1988-1990 I came up with the idea for Myke, kindContinue reading “Two anniversaries and a milestone”

W.B.’s Book Report: The Wizard of Oz

We’re not in Kansas anymore. People come and go so quickly here! These things must be done delicately … Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too! How about a little fire, Scarecrow? Are you hinting my apples aren’t what they ought to be?Continue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: The Wizard of Oz”

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