He Guessed Me Age

This here is a follow up post ta me last post “What do you weigh…100 lbs?” Taday I feel like speekin’ pirate. Art Credit: EZE Me ship became a man o war when a weighed anchor were hoisted from the mizzen bi a crew o’ scurvy dogs. Unbeknownst ta them this wench be literate equipped … Continue reading He Guessed Me Age

Pride and Dumpster-Diving

I have grown children, and that’s the closest I’ll ever come to discussing my age. But having grown children is the reason the act of dumpster diving should be a distant memory for me, and it was. My neighbors across the road are moving. Their house sold in a day, undervalued in my mind. For … Continue reading Pride and Dumpster-Diving

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

Fer Me Wee’est Spawn’s High School Gradeation Dey

T’ be youngest yer blessed and yer cursed Tho loose lips claim bein’ middle’s worst Yer ma’s big regret: Years swabbin’ the deck Fer time’s cruel, and can ne'er be reversed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Give no quarter to tricks nature plays Ye’ll be me laddie all o’ yer days Wi’ yer sea legs on Heave ho, chase … Continue reading Fer Me Wee’est Spawn’s High School Gradeation Dey

The Bright Side

We all have little fantasies that get us through our days... I hope it’s not just me. One of mine, not the one where I’m a pirate, is that I am French. It’s not a goal, those are attainable, it's a fantasy, like being a pirate. I mastered pirate, the language, decades ago. Avast ye, … Continue reading The Bright Side

The Star Ye Wisht On

The Star Ye Wisht On – A lot from Lydia Missteps faux pas and blunders Fer me make no mistake They're a part of life ye can't avoid Both bad and good ye take T'ain't what the star ye wisht on Had promised as it fell Setbacks bills work and heartaches It does feel rather … Continue reading The Star Ye Wisht On