Monthly archives: February, 2017

Her shadow

Because my hands can’t feel the image I see, I know it’s only a shadow of her that has killed the spark and carried the dark and dreary nights into my life. I’m alone again and don’t like darkness that envelops me when no one else is here. I see moon and stars shining above…



Is this a rip-off??

I send money to an inmate in Pontiac Prison in Illinois and Jpay apparently charges 25%! Pay Pal would make the transaction free or for much less. Some politicians must be making money off this. How can anyone justify a 25% for a simple transaction? There are thousands of prisons in the U.S. so imagine…



If the disputed Standing Rock pipeline leaks, will the powers that be act as they did for Flint, Michigan?

HEALTH Flint: a day by the bottle In the wake of the city’s water crisis, residents have turned to bottled H2O. By Rachel Feltman February 21, 2017 Empty water bottle The Voorhes IN 2014, THE GOVERNMENT of Flint, Michigan, switched the city’s water source to the Flint River, and you’ve probably heard what happened next:…



If you read Infinite Jest all the way through, I don’t know how you did it! Obviously I’m no intellectual!

It’s the birthday of David Foster Wallace (books by this author), born in Ithaca, New York (1962). He wrote Infinite Jest (1996), which was 1,079 pages long with 388 footnotes. It was dense and intellectual, a futurist novel about addiction, tennis, and separatist groups, among many other subjects. But it was a best-seller, and it…



Paybacks??????????

I had just gotten three dollars in quarters as change from a copy machine. I usually don’t give money to beggars as I figure they probably have more money than me, but in this instance, I felt the kid was telling the truth and stopped to give him the change. The window on the passenger…



Every woman in the U.S. should read this!

It’s the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer in the women’s suffrage movement. It’s because of her actions, along with other women in the suffragist movement, that women have the right to speak in public, serve on committees, keep their wages and guardianship of their children, and vote. She was also an ardent advocate…



It’s the birthday of Belgian mystery writer Georges Simenon

Born in Liège (1903). He wrote over 500 novels and short stories, many of them featuring a compassionate detective named Jules Maigret, who enjoyed fine wine, his wife, and solving cases by pondering human nature, rather than using violence. Simenon said he got the idea for his detective while on a boating trip in The…



Testosterone Restored

In my empty and quiet house, hot sun crosses my face. No reason to open my eyes or rise has entered my mind because though another day has arrived, I’m wondering why I’m alive. I still survive and feeling good has moved beyond my reach. I retain the desire to love, to live, and know…