Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bones

The bones of Richard III Curious things bones; signifying substance and frailty resolve and vulnerability  life and death If there is anything reverent about life it lies in the sad indifference of naked bones, stripped of individuality for under our … Continue reading

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Scum Bag of the Year

And the winner of the prestigious “Scumbag of the Year” award is……Martin Shkreli!!  My daughter wanted to award him the “Douche bag of the Year” award which is an indicator to me of gender equality. This candidate has quickly overtaken … Continue reading

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Time Flies

It’s after midnight It was nine when I turned on the lamp, sitting here, neither reading nor talking alone in the house who is here to talk with? Only the shade of my former self reminding me of earthly pleasures … Continue reading

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Migration, Climate Change and Genocide

Bangladesh, where millions have been displaced by rising sea levels Yesterday I sat around my 60 inch television set, made myself some toasted cheese sandwiches and watched a miracle as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints in … Continue reading

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Lies

Emperors and Kings Princes and Serenities Commissars and Presidents   Chairmen and Potentiaries all lie for it in their nature; Each year I celebrate Westie’s  great victory at Tet marvel that Iraq took only a few weeks ‘til mission was … Continue reading

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Prinzess Irene

The German ship S/S Prinzess Irene, which carried my grandfather and uncle to America in 1906.  They never saw Italy again.   The ship was seized by the U.S. Navy during WWI, renamed Pocahontas and turned into a troop transport. … Continue reading

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Alessandro de Medici – “Il Moro”

Do you like fairy tales? Have you heard the one about the black slave girl living in the great house of a noble lord as a helper to his great lady? Of how she slept with his younger 17 year … Continue reading

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On Time

There is no time; only the motion of decay the chaos of the defined dissolving into infinite Sitting still, the world spins the sun moves, galaxies speed nothing seems to change while nothing remains the same between glances decomposition, degeneration … Continue reading

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Gifts From Crows

Dim December’s light breaking dawn of Winter’s night reveals a naked frozen bough hosting the chorus of crows rousing us to a morning thick in ice where nothing flows save time alone leaving tiny gifts in the feeder cleared of … Continue reading

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Promised Land

Springtime in the rural South land soon it will he hot and moist; four teenage girls in short shorts sitting on a mat in the gymnasium trying to look sultry A well seasoned town with septic tanks gators and armadillos … Continue reading

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