INKTOBER 2020: Day 23. RIP
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
INKTOBER 2020: Day 14. Armor
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.
INKTOBER 2020: Day 4. Radio
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.
INKTOBER 2020: Day 3. Bulky
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.
INKTOBER 2020: Day 2. Wisp
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
INKTOBER 2020: Day 1. Fish
A Brief Haiku Inspired by Inktober and Hemingway I drew a marlin with some dry erase markers. I thought of baseball.
Worn-Out Wednesday Presents: Coffee, in the Time of COVID19
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
Whispering Wednesday Presents: No More Metaphors Required
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
Wrapping My Head Around “Defund the Police”: A Review of Alex Vitale’s The End of Policing
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