Category Archives: people

The Presidents, Ranked

I like making lists. It's fun. It also forces a lot of critical thinking and soul-searching. Why rank Thing A over Thing B? How does one judge greatness–by quality or personal connection? Can I explain my choices as more than … Continue reading

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“Never What It’s Supposed to Be”: A Sermon

What follows is a sermon I gave at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Included here are two readings which were part of the service. “Yesterday’s just a memory, and tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” –Bob … Continue reading

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To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs (Day 29, 2017)

Tomorrow is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs Strip clubs are great if you can’t get a woman  to disrobe for free and you prefer your arousal devoid of personal connection, her eyes, … Continue reading

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A Letter of Apology (Day 28, 2017)

Almost done with National Poetry Writing Month. A Letter of Apology I’m sorry you came here for lighthearted levity, bright airy reveries, gentle irreverence free  from the snark and the snarl and the bile, the sickly perverse and the dark and … Continue reading

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Easily Offended (Day 27, 2017)

We are 27 days into National Poetry Writing Month. Easily Offended it wasn’t the swear words that upset her not just them, anyway he could be funny and kind but his mind traveled to places she preferred  to pretend did not … Continue reading

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What the Cat Saw (Day 26, 2017)

Just a few more days to go for National Poetry Writing Month. What the Cat Saw The cat balances  on the back of the couch with her face pressed against the window watching the little boy play soccer in the neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Smile, Chuck! (Day 25, 2017)

Day 25 of National Poetry Writing Month. Smile, Chuck! Someone is taking a picture freezing this moment  for millions who have never and will never be in the room with you but who want to understand why so many love  and … Continue reading

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