Things I Think About on Labor Day

Labor Day has become a bit muddled like most holidays. It’s a school day off, a day without mail service, and a great day to buy furniture—sale-sale-sale! Drinking beer and grilling mark the weekend as an unofficial end of summer partay. But what exactly does Labor Day commemorate? Labor Day was first celebrated in the … Continue reading Things I Think About on Labor Day

An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Well, we can't blame Betsy Devos for this one; she was not Secretary of Education when I was in school. I am a product of the inept Chicago public school system of yore. Twas a bit subpar when compared to other city schools in the U.S. Their biggest crime was a longterm failed effort to … Continue reading An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Trump Dependence Day

Remember when July 4th was Independence Day? It was a celebration commemorating the thirteen American colonies, united in freedom and independence from a tyrannical monarch, King George III. We aren't sure what King George thought of all this. Although historians say he didn't keep a diary, there is a general belief that he did, and … Continue reading Trump Dependence Day

Aspirations on the Eve of a New Year

Cats live nine... Which would make tomorrow My sixth I suspect Prelude undertaken Ephemerally circumspect See art In all around me Hear hushed music In the air Silver sunshine Warm my cheeks Feel a cool breeze Lift my hair Taste salty tears Of happiness Let them flow... It's allowed Smell cut grass, Flowers, Snow, The … Continue reading Aspirations on the Eve of a New Year

Trump’s 3 Hour Tour of Duty… a poem

The first time in history Say several sources A president hadn't Visited armed forces ~ A millionaire and his wife, Shamed mercilessly Did what they should have done, Disproportionately The Donalds visited troops On deployed stay The timing was obvious, Late Christmas Day An extra push came With news of a doctor who Played a … Continue reading Trump’s 3 Hour Tour of Duty… a poem