Yuk

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, snow, and slush will surely follow yuk

Letters to Lynn

unabridged or edited letters to my old buddy Apr 22 at 12:36 AM Jamie O’Hara the legendary athlete from OHHS, recently asked my what I thought about the Indians of Cleveland. Little did he know I had written about the nickname of my baseball team. This also touches on my strong stand to keep if…

Motown

I was spoiled by CKLW. I grew up just south of CKLW in Windsor Ontario and they used their 50 kW kilowatts to preach the gospel of Motown. I always liked Heatwave that hit #4 on charts back in 1962 for Martha and the Vandellas. what were your favorites?  

We continue to pay for bad executive decisions and greed.

They kicked the can down the road and we continue to pay for bad executive decisions and greed. Obamacare is not the problem it is a symptom of the problem. Healthcare costs too much and the hospital administrators, CEOs and leaders of the industry are the problem. We need strong cost control measures that include…

it’s Suomi not Finland

I have friends in Suomi which most people call Finland; but the citizens of Finland (Suomi) just let everybody call it Finland. They like to please so they go along with it. It would be like if we let everybody called the USA, Cowboyland and we would nod our heads and say lepakkeerrtoo. … which…

take a quick look

I’m delighted to have five poems up at Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. Another dream come true… Many thanks to editors Veronica Golos and Catherine Strisik for taking my work. via 5 Poems up at Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art — O at the Edges

Confessions of an Enabler

I was a health care insurance agent for 25 years. My client retention rate was far above average. I totally endorse the ACA as it’s a step in the right direction. We are far from out of the conundrum crisis created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield the leader in healthcare coverage. The Blues were…

AIN’T IT THE TRUTH

Martina Misar-Tummeltshammer1. Pretend to enjoy myself when I’m actually fucking miserable. 2. Sit through something painfully awful just because I don’t want to be rude. 3. Act like my life is great on social media when in reality I just sit home alone most of the time. 4. Use social media at all. I hate… via…

Stop the Healthcare CEO

My first group healthcare plan cost $39 per month and it excluded preexisting conditions. It payed a flat $800 for maternity coverage. Kids were kicked off the plan on their 19th birthday. The ACA is not perfect but it is a step in the right direction. “One Plan One Payer” or in other words Medicare…

The Solution to National Healthcare

Letter to one of my overpaid and underworked Senators. A member of the do nothing Senate. You should consider writing your elected officials today. Do you know who to write?   Greetings Senator Portman, Please don’t be mislead by your advisors regarding the ACA and the remedies. I sold, consulted, and administered healthcare plans throughout…

Poets United

Originally posted on Bonnie McClellan’s Weblog: In my previous post, Language’s Power: across the universe, I mentioned the power of language to create and transmit images across time and space, a pas de deux between writer and reader. How far back can we travel through time? One of the many inspiring things I encountered in…