REMEMBERED KISS

THE KISS   It said: Have a good life. Here is what you missed. If you had stayed for a while.   You were On my short-list. We might have been lovers. You have this taste to dream about.   You'll have it to...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 66

Asshole, Did I really say that about my Friend Charlie. I kind of doubt it, unless I was making fun of his calling himself a dumb asshole. He isn't and wasn't by the way. He has always seemed sympatico. I'd liked him from our first conversation almost...

TOP SECRET - Oh?

From whom?   I can remember World War ll. At first we didn't talk about Top Secret, we called them Military Secrets. There were a lot of secrets in those days. Not only strategy or plans of action like D-Day. There were individual secrets. I...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Part 65

Thanksgiving Holidays. I hitchhike home.   I always had trouble finding the right ride through Columbia. Local traffic, sometimes I had to get a dozen rides just to get through it. I could enjoy the delay. The girls of Columbia are unusually...

WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY...

...A teacher will come. I cannot say I believe this, and yet...   I have been amazed when I am seeking an answer and the exact book I need will suddenly fall into my hand. Often it will be a rare book. Its title will seem to have nothing to...

TIME HONORED CUSTOM - Soon-to-be

Perhaps it already is in many parts of the country. It is just hitting my area.   Traditional Thanksgiving custom. Raking leaves. We used to burn them but in the last few years we bag them up for the dumpster.   Mom and Sis and Aunt...

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

DYING WITH THEIR BOOTS ON     Most men did back in the old days. Not only soldiers but in everyday occupations. Very few died in bed. Men and women. If they were not crippled. They were up doing something when they died.   Years ago...

SELF ABUSE -- REVISITED

    For me, my earlier blog was a testing of the waters. I wanted to see how enlightened we were. I would know how write my story when I saw the answers I would receive on that subject.   From several I was given a gentle push. Self...

The WONDERS OF SELF ABUSE -- explicit

    Self Abuse. What a silly thing to call it, he thought. It wasn't abuse at all – just self use. For a long time he had had an unreachable itch. And now at last, he knew how to scratch it.   Euphoria overwhelmed him. He stretched out in...

The LIGHT (LIGHT) SHOW

by TomasSISI   She was very old, very tired now. It had been years since she had participated in the light show. It had once been her favorite passtime before she got to the city where she could go to movies for 25 cents. After that came talking...

THANKSGIVING SHMOO

Two or three years ago   None of the family were coming. But my daughter wanted to cook a really big turkey. She bought the biggest one she could find. It took up half the refrigerator. I'd be thankful when it was finally eaten up.   It...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 64

Room mates   Seacreast was an ideal room mate. He was neat. Being on the B football team meant the upperclassmen didn't harass him much. He would be told to stand at attention and brace. But being neat, they didn't go on and on about his...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 63

Days of Autumn   The second day there we got our text books. We met the teachers, some of whom were new. We got our assignments for the next day. Usually we were let go then till the end of the period. There was one class I couldn't get....

The AUTUMN TREES

Autumn   The leafy show is over. A few yellow's turning brown The greens leaves have all gone. And red leaves on the ground.   Mid winter approaches Bare trees will soon be all The Ghostly shape of skylines. As last...

WE WITNESS A KILLING (Repost)

The bar was on 44th Street, halfway between Times Square and 6th. (Don't come at me about Avenue of the Americas, It will always be 6th.) I think the bar was called "Down Mexico Way" or something like that. I never saw any Mexicans in it. It was...

YOUNG MAN ALONE .. Pt. 62

  Sixty minute man was right. The song is not about football before the two platoon system. It is about a guy who is always on the go, sixty minutes per hour. Rock'em, roll 'em, all night long. And Charlie seemed to be the sixty minute man, coming...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 61

60 Minute Man   Donny and I checked in the guardroom. “Charlie Spencer checked in yet?”   The Colonel's orderly glanced down at the list. “Not here yet. Not on my list. He may have checked in with the OD.”   "Who's on OD?” Lt. Brown,...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 60

Back home in Hell   I checked in the Guard room. I had put in a bid on the Townly-Dumont room and gotten it. Two Rats, Seacrest and Nagley, both sophomores had been assigned to the room with me. We could each make changes later, if it turned out...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 59

Rumblings.   The train rumbled south, taking nearly an hour at a switching yard picking up and dropping off cars. Back and forward and back again. Good! The longer it took, keeping me out of Spartan, the better.   I sat there with a...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 58

A secret oasis.   We climbed into Marian's car, a Crosley Hotshot. You've probably never seen one, but America had a genuine sports car once. Not a big luxury Corvette, but a genuine one for racing. About as stripped down as you could ever get...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 57

What was wrong?   Donny looked at me for a moment. “What's wrong with Marian Spracket?”   “What is wrong with Marian Spracket?!!” I shrugged, trying to remember. “Nothing at all, if you like girls to be dumb as fence posts. Because if...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 56

Day by Day.   The days dwindled down... to a precious few. Soon I'd have to go back to the hell hole. I'd lost the job that was supposed to buy me the sky blue Dodge – just because they couldn't hire a 17 year old. I'd missed out on a trip to...

RE: VETERANS DAY

    It was a day of remembrance for those veterans who fought the Great War, the war that would stop all wars. It was a day to remember the time when thousands and millions died to stop war forever. Why do I feel like laughing?   A day to...

DISCOVERY !!!

Some know. I've been losing my hearing ever since I was a nine year old. Not bad at frist, just noticable. If you turned away from me, I would miss most of what you said until you faced me again.   I'd get all those earaches. They grew worse and...

MARINES BIRTHDAY

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY TODAY   I'll tip my glass at 10 am EST and sing the birthday song to you present and past leathernecks. You were born before the Navy, even before the Continental Army. Makes you the senior service.   Paris Islanders,...