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Category Archives: My Comments on Blogs
What do you call a gathering of cluster-ballooners at 10,000 feet who are perilously close and in danger of becoming entangled? Continue reading
And if Mr. Camping missed the boat, that’s completely inconceivable because he was the first one to lay odds that May 21st was the day, even though historically nothing has ever happened on May 21st and it’s as though May 21st had never even existed until he brought it up–check your calendar! Continue reading
Occasionally gangs of pick-pockets will push people boarding the bus until they’re squeezed so tight that they can neither move nor feel their personal items being stolen. Maybe if the bus monitors would wield those long white truncheons in the same way train station guards do in order to bop unruly passengers on the head who are pushing and hopping barriers to board trains, the bus monitors would… Continue reading
Art is like Revelation–every word has 70 meanings
and every phrase 70 times 7,
with none holding forth unmistakable meaning.
Poetry is, in truth, impotent and is only brought to life
within that inner private world of little “b” bliss.
Your 826-word short story “Everlasting” I have edited down to 499 words, so I want to apologize straight away. Even though I did not use a meat cleaver as you might suppose, still, the adrenalin rush was definitely up there. Continue reading
So you say your diet is a high-octane blend of sugars “…a whole bag of mini Twix, a bag of mini assorted Mars candies, a bag of Starburst jellybeans, a bag of peanut M&Ms…and a chocolate bunny.” Professionals recommend that a small intake of real food should be eaten as stabilizers. Continue reading
I agree. There’s always a compromise, be it in music or anything else. It’s been that way since we came out of the trees: “I’d rather hunt rabbits than bears, but there’s nothing but bears around here.”
“Let’s skydive on our 95th birthdays!” or “Let’s try treating our wives today as if we’re on a first date!” At 95 you can “step out of the box” by doing both those things, but only if the pilot has a hellacious amount of insurance and if your wife doesn’t lock herself in the bathroom for fear you’ve gone wackers.
In fact, the Chinese will work circles around each other, keeping busy from sun up to sundown. Even the kids. Even the kindergarten kids. It’s enough to make you shake your head with both wonder and some sadness. But that’s just me, a westerner, unaccustomed to demanding extreme discipline and sacrifice from pre-school children. Continue reading