Monthly Archives: September 2015

The 400

Grand Duchess Olga and her husband, Prince Peter – 1901 Well Forbes magazine published it’s list of the 400 richest Americans this week And yes, as you suspect, they had another good year. And yes, you and I are not … Continue reading

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Kitchen Witch

The kitchen witch still hangs in the window dangling from a string along with the spirits and distant echos She moves ever so slightly as if a ghost had passed a little too close The sun shines on her and … Continue reading

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Visions

It must have been two in the morning both of us on the living room floor the flickering of a late late show casting shadow and light in black and white after a blazing July day at the shore with … Continue reading

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John Boehner and the Pope

I once heard that John Boehner was an alcoholic.  I have no first hand knowledge and must admit I heard it from a Clinton source. I didn’t know John Boehner was so devout.  I guess that was my fault.  I … Continue reading

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On Possibilities

Did your parents meet while marching for peace in San Francisco in that Summer of Love? Or take a freedom ride to Selma or Montgomery sitting there on the bus, holding hands thinking “us”? Don’t feel too bad if they … Continue reading

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Desire

In dreams I undress with a youthful hunger obsessed with the mysteries of you. I will not conceal my longing with senseless fig leaves for while I am merely naked you are immortal. Her body rises when I kiss her … Continue reading

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Exodus

We  used to live by an ancient Roman road where the chalk gave way to clay then to grandfather’s fertile garden   lemon trees and vines. Now we walk in the footprint of the Legions passed the iron age fort … Continue reading

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Plain Girl

A plain girl dressed by Walmart holds her books against her breasts looking down at the floor through unfashionable glasses while walking down the hall to English lit. No one sees her running the gauntlet ‘cept of course the mean … Continue reading

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Mussolini and the Pope – Or How the Vatican Became a State

A Re-Post on the Visit of Pope Francis We all know that the Roman Catholic Church is a “church” and that it is headquartered in the Vatican, which is a “state” – all 110 acres with a current population of … Continue reading

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Remembering Yogi

Yogi Berra – Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 You can’t understand what it is like to lose Yogi Berra. Not unless you were there; a teen kid growing up in Brooklyn in the ‘50s. A time when … Continue reading

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