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I’m a simple man, with simple needs. Like a good soldier, I only need three hots and a cot. Like Jesus, I can sooth and salve with a jug of wine and a loaf of bread. Like Stobe, I can get by nic...


I hear the birds chirping in the morning sunshine. The birds are back. Spring! There is a pointy-beak, small-eyed bird that’s been sitting on the side mirror, pooping down the side of my car. I g...


2 days ago

Sweet grapes in 1% better

Sometimes I sit here with a soft and subtle Spotify playlist in the background, a cold beer and a toasted chicken salad sandwich within easy reach, but nothing comes. I don’t know what to write a...


3 days ago

King Toe in Long story, short

Wednesday is garbage day. Comes early. Often while I’m still in bed with my morning boner and sweet wispy dreams, I hear that stinky beast farting and groaning past my house. It chokes the mornin...


Last night I was sitting on the sofa with a small glass of whiskey. My novel and my phone were on the cushion beside me. I was just sitting there, thinking, listening to dog breathe. The furnace...


5 days ago

Pocket rocket in 1% better

When I planted trees in Northern Ontario we used to talk about the land. We’d say, “it’s creamy”. We used to talk about life. We’d say, “it’s a harsh toke, man”. One of us had a dictionary, (it ...


On his death bed, Einstein reputedly said, “Ich bin hier und du bist mein sofa” and then he closed his eyes and let out his last breath. The nurse present, by his side, on duty at the time did no...


7 days ago

Radically free in 1% better

In the future, everything we eat will be made of chickpeas. In the future, hockey hair (the magnificent mullet) will be back and sported not only by hockey players and hipsters, but presidents a...


March 15, 2019

Ugly beauties in Long story, short

There is beauty all around us, you just have to stop and take it in, unless of course, you’re in Ohio, then never mind. I lived in Taiwan long enough to own two cars and five motorcycles on sepa...


March 14, 2019

Road nuggets in Captured thoughts

I’ve noticed when traveling the highways of North America, staying overnight in Walmart parking lots and in campgrounds, hanging around in Nashville on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, waiting for th...


March 12, 2019

opportunity costs in 1% better

I’m really good at doing this, or really bad depending on your perspective. It bothers other people but I don’t care because most other people bother me. In society we are trained to do certain t...


March 12, 2019

Like a camel in Morning Stream

The rule with RV life is to drive no more than 300 miles a day or be at your destination by 3pm. That’s a good rule. The rule with leftover garden salad is be sure to eat it the next day otherwi...


March 10, 2019

Star ferry in Long story, short

In Hong Kong I take the Star Ferry from North Point to Kwun Tong just to hang around the promenade and then to take it back again before lunchtime. It is actually one of the best things to do in ...


March 10, 2019

Pizza lunch in 1% better

A gargoyle is a good birthday present, for the right person. A home depot gift card and a pizza are good gifts for the right person. I dropped my phone in the snow and now it won’t ring. Careful...


Came the day, I climbed out of these safe limbs, ventured away, and lived in Taichung and Taipei. I sometimes found myself in the blue light district, wandering past the musky-smelling girls in ...


March 08, 2019

Maybe salsa in Morning Stream

The apple may be the gateway fruit, an introductory fruit, a fruit for beginners if you will. It’s the ‘A is for Apple’, and as safe as the ABCs. It is a dry, tart, crispy unexciting pear cousin....


Predictions are like BMWs, everyone’s got one. I would have predicted a lot of push back on yesterday’s posting. I was fearing that my last post offended wet hookers, old fags, amateur rodeo co...


There is nothing more slippery than a raindrop There its nothing more pathetic than a hooker out in the rain There is nothing sadder than an old fag There is nothing better than a cold beer on a ...


I was born the year John F Kennedy got shot. I was just a baby crawling around on the living room floor when my mom heard the news on the radio. She’d been vacuuming. I have no memory of it of co...


March 04, 2019

Cacophony in Morning Stream

I start everyday with a cup of coffee and what I’ve come to call the morning stream – my time to write. I don’t write that much, maybe 300 words. It takes me about twenty minutes, maybe thirty to...


March 03, 2019

Haiku for you in Long story, short

Early break of the day The common, hairy beet sings and the train whistles d-_-b Saturday night and I have whiskey with my water. Sunday morning I have sugar with my tea. I try not to think too d...


March 02, 2019

#61 in Morning Stream

Like a common garden carrot pulled by force out of the back yard plot, life is long and hard and gritty with the occasional nubbin. The unwashed is always a little gritty. That’s just the nature ...


This winter has been as cold as a beet. This winter’s been as long and as bitter as a common turnip pulled from the ground unceremoniously and without care, and as cold and murderous as the beet...


February 28, 2019

Land ho in Captured thoughts

It is hard to talk about apricots without mentioning peaches, just like it’s hard to talk about beets without mentioning soviet era economics. Sometimes a little bit of effort goes a long way. S...


When I lived in Taiwan, I spent more time talking about fruit… I don’t know what the obsession is. I suppose something is always in season and I also suppose with so many exotic imports and homeg...


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