News came in handwritten letters that arrived a month after they had been written. And each stroke of the pen had thought behind it. Not like typing. Not like posting on social media.
It’s just all so repetitive, all so sickening, all so backwards. Hate is always propaganda and propaganda is always hate, and power corrupts absolutely.
On this day, November 4, 2020, I am vacillating, so shook up, my limbs are vibrating. The polls have been closed for less than a day, and our fractured alliance of states are counting ballots at wildly different rates
The news dwells gleefully on the craven con men, parsing nonsensical pronouncements from on high…
and she will blink, my familiar
The worst job of all has gotta be Director of the Justice Department’s Ethics Office in 2020. When the Attorney General is pointed at political enemies like a big fat cannon and retaliation is handed out like Halloween candy to earnest citizens, the complaints must be voluminous. This year’s Trick or Treat entreaty elicits nothingContinue reading “Halloween hopes”
This is my room now. I need to empty it. All those words in all those diaries and all those stories like refrigerator magnets and puzzles they break apart like un-diagrammable sentences Crowding the room with random utterances Piling up like walls of word matter newspaper strips coated in wheat paste, clinging to this balloonContinue reading “This is my room now”
Michael Caputo, HHS, recommends, for mental health, to listen to the Grateful Dead. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
My favorite flower is white ginger.It has delicate white blossoms that pack a wallop of a scent. When woven into a lei, the wearer can sit next to the hygienically challenged and not even know it – like a halo of perfumed drapery, wear it near your nose, you will not be sorry. My favorite HawaiianContinue reading “White Ginger Breath”
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully crafted and deeply moving, this is a story for our times, and hopefully, we will all learn from its brave protaganists Rachel Krall and Hannah Stills. The dialogue is artfully woven between scripts of Rachel’s podcast (in a different font) and theContinue reading “Read “The Night Swim””