Our House is on Fire

Current topics of discussion, as of late, have left me uninspired to write. The following joke is making the rounds: Q: What’s the difference between Trump and Greenland? A: You can't buy Greenland. The man who inspirits humor, among those who can still laugh, is not useful for much else, asking philosophical questions out of … Continue reading Our House is on Fire

Arson in the Amazon Rain Forest

Facts: The Amazon forest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen. Half of the ten million species of plants, animals, insects in the world live in the Amazon. The Amazon Rainforest is one of the wettest places in the world; 1/5 of Earth's freshwater comes from the Amazon River. The Amazon Rainforest is home … Continue reading Arson in the Amazon Rain Forest

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Enough time has passed that I feel strong enough to discuss this. We don’t have support groups for the holidays, but we should. Thanksgiving is the day of the year I dislike most. Why? Three reasons. One— No one ever believes I’m really not going to eat fowl... “It’s T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G!” (Yes, I know. If it … Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts

I Nominate the Waffle House Hero

A tweet caught my eye with regards to Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr who, early Sunday, wrestled an assault rifle from the hands of a gunman who had just opened fire, killing four people and wounding at least three others. The tweet described the hero as a graduate of Tennessee State, a vegan, and … Continue reading I Nominate the Waffle House Hero

Coco the Cow

If this were a world without computers I would use the capital normally spent on computers and internet service to purchase a cow, a spectacular bovine specimen with a perfectly mapped out black and white spotted coat and remarkably long eyelashes veiling her big brown cow eyes. I would name her Coco. Coco's only responsibility … Continue reading Coco the Cow