Care And Upkeep Of Writers

REVISED. Gad, the first version was meh. Dearest Darling, I confess that I have featured you in numerous provocative and compromising scenarios. I’ve also bumped you off without remorse. Early in our relationship, I would have been embarrassed to let you read how I’ve relied upon your visage and reputation for my content. Over time, … Read more

Lament of a Modern-day Mestiza

Lament of a Modern-day Mestiza   In my veins runs the blood of at least six different peoples: Spanish, Mexican, Scottish, Irish, English and German. My paternal grandparents were mestizos from Chihuahua and Durango. They had grown up in the towns and attended school up to the eighth grade. They came to the U.S. in … Read more

Simplifying Economics – Dueling Posts

Our public/government deficit is a one dollar to one dollar balance sheet.  It balances our private sector surplus and our trade deficit.  The only other way to balance our trade deficit is on the back of private surplus; wealth.  In other words, for as long as we’re going to buy foreign products and services with … Read more

The Ferris Wheel – Flash Fiction

  I sat wedged between Mama and Ray. My feet dangled. We’d come to Virginia Beach like a family. It was nighttime, and carnival lights pulled me in. “Can we ride?” Three tickets later, we soared in a salty wind. Happy people laughed and screamed. City lights were our magic carpet. The carriage stopped at … Read more

Flash Fiction (100 words or less) title not included :-)

Christmas In Passing “Excuse me?” a tall, fading man with a shuffling walk appeared in the doorway of the kitchen, at the care facility she was visiting. “Yes?” she answered him with a smile. “Could I have a dessert to take to my wife?” “I think so…” What a darling request, she thought, and turned … Read more

Slick

I’m watching this guy shoplift cheese and he’s slick. I didn’t do anything, because I was so fascinated with his method. So, I thought I’d share. You never know. He’s at the dairy counter with a basket—I’m assuming he’s pricing alternatives. He picks up a honkin slab of cheddar and looks it over, but here’s … Read more

One Week Thinking About Last Friday

I tried to focus on gun control. There are a host of issues surrounding the massacre last week and I’ll get to what I believe is their foundation a little further on. A friend said to me this week, in other words; if I were to find the real problem, I’d have to dig a … Read more

Gathering On The Mount

12/21/12. Midnight… Yeah, rubber boots, what I decided to go down in. We paused, looking at the sky, my beloved and I, to get a good view. The sky was not particularly biblical, so we returned somewhat disappointed. There were no indications of gamma ray toastus or meteorites. No evidence of reptile people. Nary a … Read more

Everyday

Everyday I am born. Everyday I see you born. Everyday I love you and everyday you go. That’s why I must let you know today that I have always loved you. I will grow our love and share this joy just as you have grown and share your joy. My love is with you always … Read more

Letter From Christmas Isle

I am granting you my newest wish, because wishes are the most wondrous of human attributes. Take my pinky, and we’ll walk as we read, sauntering a path of words set in this year 2012… Beware the haunts. Beware of what finds your inner harbor. Allowing selective haunting gathers selective baggage. I sidestep the news, … Read more

The Canadian Great Escape

November 11th is Remembrance Day, a day to pay our respects to all the men and women who fought for our freedom. I listened to a radio broadcast this afternoon in which Jian Ghomeshi interviewed Robert Fisk who is the Middle East war corespondent for the The Independent newspaper. He recently wrote an article, “Do … Read more

Let Me Taste Your Wares

 Gaboo recalls an autumn experience for this thanksgiving season…   Part-time job picking apples for one of my old man’s bar buddies. The guy owned a stitch on a hillside and procured himself a decent crop. A country drive, and Mr Apples is showing me the trees. Says “pick down this row,” and demonstrates how … Read more

Great News!

The overall polling trends are moving in favor of the President and democrats across the country. In his blog “FiveThirtyEight”, the statistician, Nate Silver, shows the likelihood of President Obama winning at about eighty-six percent. There were some touch-and-go moments over the last few weeks, when it looked like the pro greed and big business, … Read more

Why Are We Concerned With Politics?

Because there are madmen at the wheel. Think about it. If people didn’t pursue power over others, there would be no need for governance. That’s the power paradigm—those who take power from an oppressor become the oppressor. The word ‘environment’ used to be define our surroundings. Then the word became associated in the phrase ‘natural … Read more