NO ES POR GATOS

No,  Nyet,  No es por usted.   I hope this cat speaks the same brand of pidgin Spanish that I do. She wants to help me eat my breakfast. She came from a Spanish speaking family to the pound and from the pound to me. A nice kitten but she grew so...

WHY THE RICH DON'T PAY MUCH IN TAXES

There are reasons for tax loopholes.   The occupy wallstreet protests are gaining many adherents because some of the wealthiest people today pay little or no taxes on their earnings. It seems unreasonable when you have to pay taxes on your...

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND DRUG USE

    I never did. I don't like to take prescribed drugs and never experiment with non-prescription drugs. Why would I? I don't even like the ones the doctor prescribes. I wold rather feel what I'm feeling naturally. The pain has to get pretty...

I AM THE VOICE OF LA

The voice speaks:   Well, Eddie. You are here in LA. Working in a defense plant along with 60,000 others. There is a joke in this city. Well more than one. First, Is this a city? Or 40 little towns jammed together. That's the first joke. The...

YOUNG MAN ALONE .. Pt. 55

  I nodded and went back to my painting task. But inside I felt flattened. I didn't really care about the bidding job, I didn't really want to get involved in that, except as a way of helping Kath out. The sky-blue Dodge was a different matter....

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 54

  When she came back I was painting once more. She had the banker with her. I knew him from my church. Mr. McLarin. He had been my Sunday school teacher. He would not say Money is the root of all evil but he would say that it can become too...

ANYBODY GOT A BUTT?

17 days and 6 hours... I have been cigarette free. I feel like bragging. That is the longest time since boot camp. I didn't want to quit that time. The barracks chief insisted on it. Though we had butt cans on every post we weren't allowed to use...

REMEMBERING VAUDEVILLE

Do I remember vaudeville? No, Of course I don't, and you don't either. Not circuit vaudeville. Playing out of New York and going in a route around the country, playing for a week in some cities, more usually a one or two night stands in smaller cities...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 53

  I was in flames now. Being burnt to the ground. Continuing my efforts to be totally nonchalant, I unsnapped the shorts and slid them down, stepping out of them. Kathy looked at me and stood up in the tub. She began drying. “It is not so bad, is...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 52

  The next few days working on Kath's house, were very strange. You would call them unbelievable. I couldn't believe it, yet I tried her idea to the fullest. I didn't see how you could establish intimacy without first having sex. Yet she had been...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 51

    I had been caught, red handed, staring at her. My head cocked to one side to see up her shorts. There was nothing I could say. “I.. I was caught by your beauty. It is, you know. Beautiful.”   She said, “I know what you think before you...

DO YOU REMEMBER

DO YOU REMEMBER?   Well darlin' you are much older than I       Remember saddle oxfords and bobby sox?   Mr. B. collars? (Billy Eckstein rolled collars)   Penny loafers?   Windsor knots? (in ties)   Mods and...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 50

I stood up, wanting to beat a hasty retreat from the breakfast nook in the kitchen. Kath said “Sit down. We have a few things to discuss.” My heart was sinking as I sat back down. I guessed I was about to get my nose rubbed in it.   She took a...

To NINO, The Wild Goose

  Frankie Laine       Artist: Laine Frankie Song: Cry of the Wild Goose   If I am not mistake, this song was the first we ever heard of Frankie Laine.  It was popular while we were at...

THE WORLD OF FREE ENERGY

 Free energy.   It is just around the corner now. Yet few see it. It was never seen before, so it is unimaginable to most.   It is barely possible now. Sun warmed houses with all the power appliances they could ever want, using the...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 49

A very hot year.   By the next week in June, summer was definitely on us. We had finished the bedrooms and were now working on the living/entertaining part of the house. Much more care was going to be taken with these rooms. Broken plaster or...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 48

  After lunch, she quit the overt teasing, and I was a little sad that she had. Kath had always been special to me. I remembered back to my pin setting days at the bowling alley. That was when I first saw her.   She was dressed too nice for...

NOW WHAT???

For years scammers in Nigeria and UK have been informing me that I have won something or have an opportunity to help a lawyer or banker to shuffle money out of those countries and will get half of it to help these scammers to save the unclaimed...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 47

The winds of change     June is a strange month in the mountains. It can be quite cold in the mornings. And yet be extremely hot by afternoon. This was Thursday, the 7th of June. There was a hint of frost. A lot of early gardens would suffer....

TO THE VICTOR !!!

I'm winning! I am! I'm winning.   So far. And I feel confident. I'm going to win this time.   It's up to me. A personal battle. But I feel VICTORIOUS!   A long time fight to beat this personal devil.   An enemy who wanted my...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 46

Hot summer coming   Her name was Katherine Harris. Some of her friends called her Kathy or Katey. From before, back when I caddied for her, I called her Kath. The house she inherited from her grandmother was one of those old houses built at the...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 45

SUMMER WIND   I had worked every summer since I was 13, I had lost the job I had signed up for because of age. I'd keep looking but the locals had grabbed every job in sight. I really wanted just to be part of the summer, and not working again,...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 44

Not fired, never hired.   I left the job site and headed for town and the Smoke Shop. Over an egg sandwich and hot coffee, I read the local morning paper. Oops it was the last day of public school today. Everyone will be out looking for all the...

Is It TRUE LOVE

What you are feeling   It is an age old question. Is this really true love? It is a mistake many of us, me included, have made. Is what I'm feeling, is what my sweetheart is feeling true love? How many times have we heard it said to us...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 43

Pt. 43   Summer vacation came. I got home Saturday evening, and spent Sunday finding old clothes of mine that would do for hard, dirty work. Monday morning I caught the first bus to my job. It took a second bus ride to the new plant going up. ...