A month of thanks... Many writers, musicians, and other artists earn paychecks with the purchasing power of catfish and not caviar. We are idiots for our art. The love and pride in our work must outweigh the desire to eat, or most of us would give up and become lawyers. For writing, I’ll admit … Continue reading The Joy of Art
I worked for a retail company that indulged a few CEOs with an obscene amount of money and stock options at the expense of their employees. The company renamed positions to phase out long time employees to hire others at lower wages to fill the “new” positions and other practices that I won’t detail. Those … Continue reading Be the Warrior
Halloween Fright... Maya’s beloved home, the forest, bespoke ancient. Twisted tree roots snaked above the ground as if seeking something beyond the soil. The canopy cradled a diversity of life beyond comprehension. Maya greeted three more cartographers, sent by the logging company, to map the largest trees. “Real shame the last crew went … Continue reading Hungry, Hungry Fools
Fall short... My mom feeds the birds. As any feeder of birds finds out, they will also feed squirrels. Mom has a particularly crafty squirrel with a fabulous, bushy tail, (the result of fine dining, for sure). We named the squirrel Fabio. Fabio plops himself in the middle of the platform feeder and chases … Continue reading A Cautionary Tail
Fall short... Why can’t a woman go out in public without having to put on her face? I have girlfriends who keep their “faces” in expensive jars and containers. They spend considerable time putting on this face each morning only to wash it off at night. Then they reapply their face the next morning. I … Continue reading What in This World?