Scribbles # 40 -- YOU TRIED

    (The challenge was to write something in a style you had not tired before.  I think I've tried about everything, except for this combination.  Second person point of view in rhyme.)   YOU TRIED You've tried your best, haven't you,...

WELCOME TO A GRANDSON

by a crusty old grand-dad.   (You could say this is fictional. IT IS, and it is also reality. It is bits of conversation I have had with sons and grandsons over many years.)   Well, little friend. Here you are. Just you and me, for...

IS IT JUST ME??

I get a kick out of playing sports,  Football was a passion though I doubt my bones could take it any more.  Coming up to bat against a pitcher who could be hit now and then, was a thrill.  Bowling was my best bet for going pro.  I showed promise once...

Starette Nutbuster's MY GAL SAL Case

  (Some of you have been asking for another Starette Nutbuster story.  So,  here you are...)   I parked the MiG 15 back in the hanger. Jet fuel just put my bank account under the 500 grand bottom. That is as close to being broke as I want...

TOO EARLY FOR BLACKBERRY WINTER...

...But maybe it is related to moon phases and like Easter, it came early this year.  We'd had almost three weeks of warm weather and suddenly for the past four days it had been cold, cloudy and windy.  The heat was turned off and it is either air...

Scribbles 39 -- THIS FREEKING F-WORD CHALLENGE

The words I must use are these: fiduciary, fiberboard, flasher, filbert, fecund, foccacia bread, fool, flood, fandango, flotation device, folderol, fiddlesticks, foot fetish, flippant, fisticuffs.   ...eeeeyow. What a challenge this is! I have...

A CURIOUS THING...

  ..about the late Annette Funicello, one of the original Mousketeers: When she grew up, Walt Dizney didn't want her showing off her navel in all those beach blanket movies.   What was wrong with Annette's navel?? Or maybe I should ask:...

The PLANET WE CALL VALHALLA

Forget all you've read about wormholes through space and time travel. The research station at the top of the world have made it obsolete. It takes mere minutes now. Of course we are not going to tell the general public about it. It would be too great...

HEAVEN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

We stand on the threshold of free energy. Yet governments and companies such as the coal, gas and oil producers do not want us entering into this free energy. They have pulled out all the stops to block this used of free or even cheaper energy. ...

HAPPY HOURS AND HAPPY DAYS

Happy days are here again, the bars are serving beer again. Next year they'll serve whiskey and gin. Happy days are here again.   This must have been number one on the hit parade charts in 1934. It was the year in between prohibition...

Dad Was Also There

  The holidays, the family was home   Enjoying Mom's cooking.   Sharing dreams and things accomplished.   And pictures of their own babies.   And Dad was also there.       Dad remembered how it had been   ...

WONDERING ABOUT LIFE

Sometimes I think about it and wonder about life. What does it all mean. What is it all for?   There have been moments of happiness and moments of sadness. But mostly life has just been one long emptiness, waiting for something to happen that...

HEIL DIDDLEMAS

“God Damn! THIS is more like it!” Premier Diddlemass looked up from the briefing he had been holding. “The whole fucking bunch of them wiped out by the street mob last night. Now maybe I can get things done, my way.” He stood up and leaned out...

the NORTH YARD

...where the swimming pool is, and the swing and lawn chairs. It has been in shadows since October. We never go there during the winter months but it is our favorite retreat during the summer. The shadows are gone now. The sun shines brightly in...

A DREAM FOR SEXY TUESDAY

FIRST, LAST, ALWAYS I woke in the morning, with the middle of the sheet standing tall. It had been happening for several mornings now and I knew the reason for it. I had been thinking of the joys of sex when I went to sleep. Specifically I...

Inventing the BETTER MOUSETRAP

Being a news reporter brings strange people out of the woodwork, often right to your door. They will seek us out at our favorite, though secret, hangouts. They will accost you while you sit on a bench in a forgotten corner of the park. This may be why...