Saturday morning musing

I've been thinking about how we tend to put other people on pedestals to keep them from us, not as much as to hold them in high esteem.  It's much easier to think of other people as, well, "other" than to get to know them on a visceral level, because that takes work.  It takes [...]

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Little Annoyances

This week has had more twists than a Dairy Queen soft cone made by some high school nerd with a penchant for culinary flair.  Annoyances include two, count 'em, two back to back instances of crappy customer service.  I mean, really.  I'm not much to look at, but I don't make dogs bark or small [...]

NASCAR, we have a problem

I watched the Daytona 500 yesterday. The race was pretty good. The graphics were ok. The commentary was hit and miss. The sexism was rampant. I guess the demographic for racing is young white males. That explains Gronkowski yucking it up with the monster girls. I guess they don't want to piss off the good [...]

New book draft 2

The sound woke me.  Cracks and booms echoed through my bedroom.  I bolted upright, my heart pounding.  I slowly became aware of another presence and that panicked me. I turned on the light and noticed a body standing at the foot of my bed. "Behold.  Your creation." I rubbed my eyes.  Damnit there was another [...]

New book draft

'She is a lesbian.'  I put down my pen and leaned back.  Time for a drink. The curtains waved with a vengeance.  Smoky, moist, pluff mud breezes had been blowing all evening. From the street below, a tinkle of glass and laughter wafted up to the window.  The outline was finished and that glass of Johnny [...]