Monthly Archives: August 2016

Brothers and Sisters

My father had five sons and four daughters. Out of all his daughters I was the pretty one. While I’m not saying they were ugly, they were no Beauty Queens either. In their prime however, they were attractive enough to … Continue reading

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The American Flyer

It was back in the early days of public school desegregation and cross-town busing that a young, dare I say white, couple, living just down the block decided it was time to move out of town. Being as I am … Continue reading

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The Poison Pill

A Report from The Land of Unintended Consequences In the world of publicly traded corporate mergers and acquisitions there is a tactic known as “a poison pill”. This tactic is employed by boards of directors to prevent an impending hostile … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Wrath of God

Once upon a time, when I was a young man, I found myself minding The Kid. I’d just given him a bath and perched him, still naked, in his high chair. I warmed up a can of SpaghettiOs, a favorite … Continue reading

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A Poem (untitled)

Being as I am at loose ends on my 66th birthday I got the notion to publish something I’d written a very, very, very long time ago. It is untitled:   Who can question the GENIUS that CREATED The mosquito, The … Continue reading

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