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An oligarch walks into a bar…

…and the patrons immediately realize the danger and leave. I hope whoever says, “May you live in interesting times” is given the job of White House Tweet Control. Or perhaps Consigliere to the Attorney General. I’ll take boring times over these adrenalin-draining times any time. The stench horn of national [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:52:11-08:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|8 Comments

2020 vision?

In her poem Blackbirds, the poet Julie Cadwallader Staub wrote, "...and when I turned my face upward / I saw a flock of blackbirds / rounding a curve I didn't know was there / and the sound was simply all those wings, all those feathers against air, against gravity..." She asked, [...]

By |2020-02-05T14:34:16-08:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Conspicuous Vanity

I have avoided writing about overtly political topics in this blog, mostly because it’s divisive and I need space for other aspects of my writing life. Satire is a reliable outlet for frustration, angst, and general world-weariness, but as I try to digest the events of yet another exhausting week [...]

By |2020-01-08T13:29:43-08:00January 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|19 Comments

Happy Dystopia Week!

Yes folks, it's that time of year again, where thoughts turn to zombies and we are reminded by the Center For Disease Control and FEMA that the federal government has preparedness pages for the apocalypse. I kid you not, see for yourself. And here. This year the only difference is that [...]

By |2019-09-27T09:59:12-07:00September 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

The Alchemy of Laughter

My friend Kristen, who is an otherwise upstanding Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, was visiting our home with her husband, Lou. We all knew Kristen takes fitness seriously, but over pre-dinner drinks she surprised us by saying, “Did I ever tell you about the time my mother and I participated in [...]

By |2019-09-03T11:30:17-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Road Trip Lit #2

A 7-hour, 460-mile drive on I-90 from coastal Washington got me to Wallace, Idaho and a campground next to a pub, to which of course I repaired, forsaking camp ramen. It had been an easy drive except for the kid in a beat-up pickup truck driving the wrong way on [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:21:24-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments