Idiotic Idioms

I open my mouth to be precise and say something nice, but what comes out are words I never meant to speak this week. I need an auto-correct installed on my tongue. I decide to write a serious poem about … Continue reading “Idiotic Idioms”

We don’t often hear about great Italians nowadays, but here’s one we can all thank.

If it wasn’t for Fermi having a Jewish wife, he probably would have remained in Italy and Hitler would have been 1st to get the A-Bomb. Imagine the consequences. So we also have to thank his Jewish wife. (got to … Continue reading “We don’t often hear about great Italians nowadays, but here’s one we can all thank.”

A Long LSD Trip

I have pity and don’t want you to think I did what I did because you’re not as pretty as you pretended to be. Even though love didn’t flow, you screwed me and my brother too. We know as different … Continue reading “A Long LSD Trip”

Van Gogh

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Dictionary Words

Never satisfied with what ideas come from my esoteric head, editors and publishers can’t see beauty and snub creations enclosed when I disclose how I create coarse words and phrases that to them is sedate. I’ve had no guidance on … Continue reading “Dictionary Words”

Lead Belly

My God, my God, don’t lie to me or I’ll die. Where were you last night when it wasn’t right that I had nowhere to sleep? I prayed to you and was afraid the whole night through, and became blue … Continue reading “Lead Belly”

If you want to know where the witches got their powers, Read, The Mountain Will Cover You.

The Mountain Will Cover you On this day in 1692, eight citizens of the colony of Massachusetts were hanged for their supposed connections to witchcraft. Theirs were the last of the deaths caused by the Salem Witch Trials, preceded by … Continue reading “If you want to know where the witches got their powers, Read, The Mountain Will Cover You.”

“Historically important, insightful, and hugely entertaining”

“Bold and frank, Crime A Day tells Joe DiBuduo’s story of growing up poor and hungry, of the redemptive power of love, and one man’s ability to change his life of circumstance to a life of choice. A fascinating glimpse … Continue reading ““Historically important, insightful, and hugely entertaining””

If you think your life is hard, read this and you’ll see your life is probably much better than you think.

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the … Continue reading “If you think your life is hard, read this and you’ll see your life is probably much better than you think.”

Maybe the politicians who favor carpet bombing should read this?

Dr. Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at the State University of New York/Albany. His latest book is Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement (Stanford University Press). A good case can be made that … Continue reading “Maybe the politicians who favor carpet bombing should read this?”