Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Dark and Stormy Night

AN ORAL HISTORY It’s a dark and stormy night. The air is dank; the ground is cold; and stars poke through the lowering clouds. On the distant horizon, a lone wolf howls. A group of men huddle around a roaring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A lot about Lot!

A LOT ABOUT LOT I am not quite sure why I have become so obsessed with the Bible of late. Perhaps it is because there are so many people out there shouting at each other about Scripture, or killing each … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miss Liz

MISS LIZ   Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a little town in rural Arkansas, there lived a happy couple, Donny Bob and Sally Mae. Donny Bob was a bit of a “cracker,” and harbored all sorts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting Blanks

If you haven’t seen the film, A PIECE OF WORK, you must rush out and get it. It is a documentary about comedian Joan Rivers. It opens on a tight shot of her at the age of 80 with no … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I got “Dissed”

I GOT “DISSED”   I was in the produce section of the supermarket the other day, shopping for a Valentine’s Day Dinner. (Romantic Recipes available upon request). Above the usual din there was the rather voluble presence of a woman … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My Pet Fish

I once had two little gold fish, who swam happily in a small tank in my kitchen window. As I couldn’t tell one from the other, they were both called “Fred”. When I entered the room and said,  “Hi, Fred!” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mea Culpa

I have always thought of myself as a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns. To that end I have to admit that I am capable of inventing things to cobble together a good story. I immodestly suggest that my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment