Ed, the Mathematician

Published July 5, 2016 in Portraits , Ruth - 0 Comments

Ed the Mathematician

While this is still fiction, it is also a kind of portrait.

Such a contemplative mannequin head. Just sitting in the back of Ed’s pickup.

Dreaming of God knows what.


Published July 5, 2016 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments


Well intentioned, but still in trouble.

Just like Jack.

Question is, what was he up to sneaking out the back?

Stop Lying

Published July 5, 2016 in Ruth - 0 Comments

Stop Lying3” Women don’t age as gracefully as men.” , said Ruth.
” You’ve aged well.”

” No, I haven’t. I’m fat,
my skin looks like an elephant’s and
I’m about as attractive as wet cardboard box.”

“Men still pine for you.”
“What men? Sal? He’d pine for an orangutan.
Viagra has drained all the blood from his brain.”


If nothing else Ruth is ruthlessly honest.

Couldn’t resist.


Published July 2, 2016 in Aretha - 0 Comments


A new character, the Alaskan, Aretha.

Bet you didn’t see that coming.

Where’s the fun if it’s too predictable?

7/4 Time

Published July 2, 2016 in Mickey - 0 Comments

Seven 4 Time
One measure of 4/4 followed by one of 3/4.

The beat missing creates a loping anticipation.

It’s oddly natural and easy to feel.

Maybe it comes from our ancient past.

When we ran through the fields to keep the beat.

Jogging with a cardiac rhythm.

Hearing the drums beating
in the wind of our breath.


Mickey’s at it again, dreaming about music and meter.

It’s what brings him joy.

And joy’s been a bit sparse as of late.

For Me?

Published July 2, 2016 in Ophelia - 0 Comments

For Me?

Messing around with rhyming.

Thought I’d have some fun.

Nothing wrong with a little silliness.

Cognitive Dissonance

Published July 2, 2016 in Mikio - 0 Comments

Cognitive Dissonance

Not everything is always bad or always good.

Even tragedy happens in degrees.

There’s a yang of blessing in the yin of the disorder.

For Simplicity’s Sake

Published July 2, 2016 in Jack Sprat , Ruth - 0 Comments

For Simplicitys Sake3

In our family we only had one dog name.

At one time, our grandparents and us both had dogs named Homer.

It’s very efficient.

You only have to give one command.

And call one name.

The dogs don’t care.

As long as you feed them, love them and don’t make them wear the same outfits.


It was Ruth’s idea.

Why waste energy having to remember more than one dog name?

Keep it simple, stupid.

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