POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS NO SOUL

With no soul it is a tyrannical monster that cannot be killed.  Unless you simply ignore it. The question then becomes: How to be polite without adhering to the whims and follies of political correctness.

SOME JOKE LINES I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND???

I mean, what is it with some people?  Or why don't I understand their joke.   There was this guy who popped up on TV.. must be 30 years ago.... He had one continuous gag line, always the same.   "You can call me Jay, or you can call me...

"ALL CRAZY PEOPLE WIND UP AT THE WATERS EDGE.."

a friend of mine,  Bill Hodges used to say.  He had said it to me repeatedly.  I knew he wanted me to ask why do you say that.  But I wasn't going to be played so easily.  I'd change the subject.     This time he said it again and a lot more...

Restitution is needed! You were awarded 40 acres and a mule

40 acres of guraranteed tillable land.  That is as least worth $120,000 dollars in todays money with the mule in addition to that.  Isn't that restitution enough?  You can read about it in history books.  It was an agreement between General Sherman...

LIVING IN PARADISE, yet I can only see Hell Fire

Why is that?  Is there something wrong with my eyes?  Yes, but it is not what your think.   We have fixed our eyes on the wrong things.  We want wealth and security.  The world we live in replinishes itself every year.  Mostly.  Yet our minds...

Another 'Our Crowd' Story ~ LOONY JUNIE

Our crowd ruled.  We had the big corner tables whether in the Student Union or several off campus bistros.  We were exclusive and yet there was nothing exclusive about us.  Made up of various ages, a lot of us professional students who had been...

Me and an ancient Dutch Yacht

Wish I had a picture, but I don't.   It was one of my first news stories when I showed up on the Coast of North Carolina.  the yacht was on it's way to the Virgin Islands.   Some boys diving in Connecticut bay had found a very old Dutch...

THE DOWNFALL OF TRISH ~ final portion

Jerry was beside himself in guilt.  It was at his urging that she stayed out a minute too long.  He kept pounding on the dorm door. Squeeking, "I'm so sorry, Honey.   I'll find you someplace that is safe for you to spend the night."   We can't...

THE DOWNFALL OF TRISH ~ a short story

The college rules for the girls sophomore dorm were explicit.  "Be in by 11 pm or be locked out for the night."  Very often young women't hotels or the YMCA had the same rules.  It is my personal opinion these rules are counter productive.   ...

PLEASE, SOMEONE, PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY

Oops. I didn't mean it that way!   Tell me again how to drag and drop.  I don't seem to remember how.  Is it Alsheirmers?  God only knows.  But I keep trying and it doensn't work.  I've clearly forgotten something so simple.   Partly it is...

GETTING OUT THE NEWS...

Watch me.  I'll say Hugh Grant when I mean Lou Grant.  I keep doing this.   I loved the show with Lou Grant editing a news paper of his own. I've forgotten the names of most of the characters in the show.   The two reporters that we most...

A FRIENDLY DIVORCE - YOU WANNA BET?

Not once the lawyers got into the case.   Once we decided, we pretty well worked everything out.  No sad songs for us.  Two roads that went separate ways.  We knew who would get what and who would pay and who would keep whatever.  All...

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN

I'm glad it isn't snow.  If it had been, we would now have 14 inches on the ground.  Some flowers are still blooming.  But it is so dreary outside my windows.   It is very hard to keep optomistic in weather such as this.  But this too might be a...

YA BIG LUG!

After my admission of love, "Ya Big Lug.  You are my best friend till I die. but I could never feel 'that way,' about you."  She left me to maranaide in my own juice.  I never challenged that.  I had no courage.  My destiny is to be a Big Lug.  I just...

ODE TO THE ODOR OF ORDURE

Some people's shit don't stink But I am here to say So the beautifuls think. But mine will stink all day.   Except just now and then When it smells so earthy and pure and makes me think again Maybe I'm beautiful for sure.

YESTERDAY WAS SUCH A BAD DAY

I was in the dumps yesterday.  Just a stinking day, for sure.  Kind of like Dream on's spit-fire kitty cat.   Nothing went right for me.  I was cussin' and fussin' from dawn to midnight.  Today will be different.  'Cause I am mad as hell and ain't...

Oh SH*T, i DON'T BELIEVE YOU MOMS

I just tuned past something on the cable that I couldn't believe.  It was called something like Open Duets Competition.  And the glowing moms were out there applauding like mad.   These were prepubescent girls. mayb 5 to 9 years old.  And made...