Category Archives: Life

Bad Debt Good

My first credit card was backed by the endorsement of Mrs. Carolina in 1995. “An American Express for emergencies.” The southerner loved the way I kissed and visited me once a month in New York. Ms. Carolina told her husband that I was gay. His believing her mapped out a faultline in my masculinity. Ms. […]

Lazarus II

Two summers ago in the black night of Brooklyn I spewed several liters of blood into the bathroom tub. After wiping the retch from my face More blood surged from my body. Liters’ Something was not right. Something was very wrong. In a taxi I crossed the East River. To NYU Inside the emergency room. […]

4:20 2021 – 2009

Today is 4/20, when people celebrate smoking marijuana worldwide, despite the draconian laws against the weed. In total 48 states have legalized marijuana use. The hold-outs come as no surprise. God and pot do not mix. Idaho and Nebraska are the final die-hard anti reefer backwaters. Denying the fact that the States and Federal government […]

The Speed of Nothing

An ant on my hand Life or death My choice I choose to do nothing. To often we feel obliged to act When the best course of action is inaction Of course I have upgraded Sloth from the Seven Deadly Sins to a virtue in revenge for astronomers downgrading Pluto from palnet status. I rejoice […]

God’s Army So What

Last week a couple of dozen SUVs and pickups departed from Virginia for Texas to protest against the relentless waves of migrants overwhelming the southern borders. Their numbers have grown to a few hundred for a gathering of God’s Army in the small Rio Grande town of Quemado -population 162- were the words “Join the […]