Well folks, it is once again October 23, or as we know it on this blog, International Neanderthal Heritage Day, and so, in honor of my Neanderthal ancestors I have chosen to interpret today's Inktober prompt as R.I.P. - Rest in Peace. As discovered at this Neanderthal burial site, the presence of ancient pollen on … Continue reading INKTOBER 2020: Day 23. RIP
Work kinda kicked my ass last week. Then over the weekend my neighbors damn near burned down the house. And now I am currently recovering from a migraine that was so bad I briefly thought I might be having a stroke. Nevertheless, we continue.
That's it. I'm a taking a nap. It's a lazy Sunday for me. Hope you are all doing well. Take it easy.
A Banana Hammock Limerick: There once was a man they called Hulky-- Whose strict discipline made him quite bulky ---He was never one to indulge ---So much as a yank of his bulge And that's why he was always so sulky.
She Let It Burn, But Didn't Breathe It In I don't want to leave-- She said, putting the cigarette between her lips. She let me light it. Then don't, I said. She let it burn, but didn't breathe it in. When the ashes reached her fingertips She dropped it, Ground the sparks into the pavement, … Continue reading INKTOBER 2020: Day 2. Wisp
A Brief Haiku Inspired by Inktober and Hemingway I drew a marlin with some dry erase markers. I thought of baseball.
Yesterday-- I went to the drive-thru at Starbucks. As the barista handed me a cup of hot, black coffee-- The tips of our fingers brushed ever so slightly, for less than half a second. And as I took my first bittersweet sip, I realized-- That was the only human touch, I had felt in nearly … Continue reading Worn-Out Wednesday Presents: Coffee, in the Time of COVID19
Where does this poem begin? With a drop of lace, draped gracefully over a gallant wrist-- solicitious fingers brushing an errant lock of golden curls over the delicate curve of an ear most tender pale. . And my mind swirls with such verse as would blush that lily petal red. . Then I-- clasping that … Continue reading Whispering Wednesday Presents: No More Metaphors Required
The Minneapolis City Council recently voted to defund the police in favor of establishing a "holistic public safety force". This move would require an amendment to the city charter, and so requires a city-wide vote. On the face of it, it seems like a pretty extreme move. And a lot of people on both sides … Continue reading Wrapping My Head Around “Defund the Police”: A Review of Alex Vitale’s The End of Policing