Yuck

no more warm southern nights “the frost is on the pumpkin” fall colors paint Picassos if you squint your eyes just right, the dirt of the Midwest casts a wholesome smell, autumn gasps it’s final breath before winter, the ice and snow and slush will surely follow yuck

morgue shot

When a poet dies, his publishers often hurry into print whatever scraps lie stuffed in his desk drawers or overflow his wastebasket. This is the book business at its darkest and most human, but many balance sheets have been balanced by a posthumous work or two. Death is the moment when all eyes are upon…

Worst Person in the World

Thanks to Keith Olberman …… “Vice” vs. the Real Dick Cheney By Nicholas Lemann January 3, 2019 I know that politics on this site is “risky business” but, I believe in the famous line from the movie by the same movie; “WTF”. I’m an Eisenhower Republican which means I’m a Democrat. Ike was more liberal than…

Nullifying Excessive Deferred Compensation Agreements

If ten thousand employees and retirees lose their pensions why can’t we start eliminating old special compensation agreements for public and non-profit organization executives. Often times agreements are made out of sheer greed and arrogance. For example several CEO’S have taken early retirement to make way for aggressive managers waiting for control and their day…

“We Will Bury You” by Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev was Vladimir Putin’s former leader, mentor and boss. Nikita put terror and chaos into the hearts of the free world. Khrushchev wept at the bedside of Joseph Stalin as he died. Stalin killed over 5 million people most of them citizens of the USSR. Vladimir sent tanks into the Ukraine in 2014 and…

Kind of a Drag

On Monday, December 10, 2018, 12:39:08 PM EST, letters to and from Lynn my old buddy from the 60’s. Times have changed. He lives in Eastern PA. We became friends again after the 50TH High School reunion. FROM KEVIN: NO message enclosed here beyond the above.  But you could fill me in sometime on two…

Green Bears?

The Green Bear ….. what the ??? Where in the hills did that bear come? I must borrow Neil Armstrong’s famous punch line, “I guess you had to be there”. It was 1963 and I was completely content with the “Green Arrows” mascot. The seeds of discontent had been planted by the hippie movement. Jay…

Volleyball on a ersatz beach named LaJolla

I wanted to build a giant play ground with 12 volleyball courts that could be transformed into 4 soccer fields and a myriad of other recreational forms. Let your imagination wander. It was 1978 and the retailers association blocked the project.  Today the shopping center is filled with vacancies and big empty boxes. 200,000 extra…

WE MUST DO THE RIGHT THING. STOP THE NRA!

We the survivors of Columbine, Sandy Hook, The Pulse, Vegas and 1,000 Oaks must carry the torch to Washington. Assault weapons were banned for ten years in 1994. We must demand that our elected officials pass a much stronger law that will control the bullets and the magazines that allow one person to kill every…

Dumb ass letter to Lynn

We have a purpose; to do what ought to be done. Truth for it’s own sake. Words of PDT’s founding fathers. David Higgins told me about his trip to India and climbing up the mountain to see the avatar. He may have been bs’n me but he said the avatar told him he has a…

My favorite things

I remember dancing as a little kid to random 78’s. Then we had this sweet little 45 record player that could handle 8 records. Harry Belafonte was right behind Elvis and The Battle of New Orleans. My first 33.3 rpm album that I purchased at the record store in Westgate was the SOUND OF SILENCE….

It Wasn’t Me

(CHECK OUT THE REMIX BELOW) I’m an #EISENHOWER Republican which means I’m a Democrat. Ike was more #PROGRESSIVE than Obama or Clinton. I long for the days when we only had 2.5 TV channels and sometimes 3 or 4 depending on the weather. Ike really was a socialist who spent federal dollars like a mad…