My friend/handyman/neighbor Frank had a litter of puppies recently. Didn't mean to. A couple of his dogs got cozy. He already had 20 or so dogs and he does dog-racing in the winter. Seems like as lot of trouble and dogs for three short races in the winter, one of which was cancelled this past year. But he likes dogs, and people leave their dogs with him, and he had a couple of birth-control failures in the past. Result - 20-some dogs.…Continue
There is nothing more important to a human being than his or her love life. Without love, there would be little or no sexual reproduction and whole species–or even families–could become extinct!…Continue
While viewing the trailer for Salinger, I was 99.9% certain that I'd hate the film--not only was it being over-hyped as the "movie event of the year" but the film was being distributed by The Weinstein Company. (Owner/founder Harvey Weinstein has a long and storied history of promotional hyperbole, the most infamous case being when his…Continue
Have you heard it said "If you look up the definition of (insert word) you will find a picture of...(someone who fits the meaning of that word)?
I tried recently and here is what I found!…
Added by Dicky Neely on September 30, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
posted both places as usual
If the US Gov't has to pay higher interest rates, it is of course banks who profit enormously from this. We know who is pushing default in Congress, but have we considered why? Where do most bank campaign contributions go?
Until I get the feel of Iambic,
Pentameter, I will have to write three
lines of verse to make the meter come out
It was one of those fashionable academic parties where emulation–in the form of whom, among the assembled group, possessed the most extensive knowledge of classic rock lyrics, and whose tastes in the matter were most discerning–was in the air. The year was 2073 and the Oxford Anthology of Rock Lyrics had just appeared on our reading tablets, to be eagerly consumed by those of us whose first love was the classics!
Sometimes a cheeseburger is just a…
Pouring myself another dram of scotch,
I seethe at the…Continue
Your chin, miss, has gone awry
as you seem to have permanently
your charm necklace, you say,
made of wood, smooth touch
with eyes, you remember grandpa
who gave it to you--
you lost the rider’s hat,…Continue
You are perfect, angel
to hear the whisper of love
as it undulates
the fingers of words.
--unable to feel
them, as they caress the neck
and press against the…Continue
The Fifty Seventh Scroll
“How can the sum of two things be greater than a whole thing?”
It was an…Continue
Jazz piano has had, over the course of its history, enough royalty to stock a coronation: Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington; William “Count” Basie; and Nathaniel Adams “King” Cole. But even these three would concur in the judgment of Fats Waller, a commoner but no slouch himself, that above them all was a deity–Art Tatum (1909-1956).…Continue
Added by Dicky Neely on September 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Recently, a minor family emergency led to the presence of a Minneapolis police officer in my son’s fro nt porch. Boy asked me to take their little dog outside before the cop arrived, expressing concern that she would carry on as she tends to and, “I don’t want her shot.” I questioned and he reminded me of the all too frequent incidents of local cops shooting barking dogs who…Continue
When you’ve lived in and driven any area of the country for more than 30 years, you begin to feel like you know your way around, maybe even get a bit cavalier about it. I know I was very guilty of this as I headed out to enjoy a friend’s wedding one fine summer day about 12 years ago.
After loading up…Continue