String of Pearls

This is the very first story I ever had published, back in the mid 90’s. I often ask folks what they think it is ‘really’ about… It is in the square, in the middle of our town; with the white clapboard church our mothers dress up for on Sunday, donning long white gloves with tinyContinue reading “String of Pearls”

Say No! to porn update

Yesterday I wrote a piece on media-porn. (Scroll down to read if you would like.) Okay, I used sex to lure the reader in – but it wasn’t about sexual pornography, it was about excessive titillation in our nightly news. Almost immediately, my blog started getting Google hits – and the keywords were ‘sex’ andContinue reading “Say No! to porn update”

Just say NO! to porn

No, I’m not talking about naked people getting it on in various configurations, positions and places the rest of us probably couldn’t manage if we tried. That’s old school. It’s pretty easy to avoid traditional porn these days. I plugged the word sex into Google Images and came up with wholesome images of chastely cladContinue reading “Just say NO! to porn”

6 little thoughts

Math joke: What comes before 10?  The postie. A woman’s complaint:  My sweeper is so weak it wouldn’t suck a maggot off a chop. The master penis operates the TV monitor, CD player, DVD player, radio, and surround sound.  When I hold the master penis in my hand, I am holding something borrowed. I neededContinue reading “6 little thoughts”

Ran into Camus and bumped my head

Accidentally bumped into Camus the other day, a dangerous thing to do on a balmy summer night. But he was sitting there with nothing else to do but open up to me. Egad.  Camus.  Nope, can’t say the conversation went well.  He began by telling me that all life springs from the absurd – aContinue reading “Ran into Camus and bumped my head”

Everything is Illuminated

This flick came out in 2005. But great movies, like great books, great songs  – any great work of art, deserve to be revisited every so often. I see probably 300 movies a year and four years on, this one still plays in my mind as vividly as the first time I saw it. IContinue reading “Everything is Illuminated”

The serial killer in my living room

Okay, the entire unmitigated truth about the serial killer in my living room. That’s right, in my living room, two days before the Rochester city cops and the Monroe County sheriff and the big boys from the FBI figured out who’d been sweeping the streets of the Flour City of common working girls, leaving theirContinue reading “The serial killer in my living room”

Blogging is a saintly exercise

I’m a month into this blogging thing, and have discovered it’s one of the most fun, creative things one can get up to on the computer. And even when I’m off the computer, I’m thinking what I’m going to post next, wondering who is reading what I’m writing – and what do they think? ThenContinue reading “Blogging is a saintly exercise”

Paradise on a White Paper Plate

A long, long time ago, back when I lived in the USofA, I lived in Rochester, New York. In a very bad neighbourhood. It was the kind of neighbourhood you read about in the newspaper and no sane person would never ever go there at night what with the crack dealers and prostitutes and paroleesContinue reading “Paradise on a White Paper Plate”