Yesterday a child came out to wander Caught a dragon fly inside a jar Fearful when the sky was full of thunder And tearful at the falling of a star And the seasons they go round and round and The painted ponies go up and down We’re stranded on a carousel of time We can’t… Continue reading THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
They know that Santa’s on his way He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh And every mother’s child is going to spy To see if reindeer really know how to fly -(Mel Torme/Robert Wells) While searching YouTube recently for a video of some friends and their children visiting Santa I… Continue reading Who is Santa Claus?
The fourth Thursday of November is upon us and sales of certain antacid like products are going to go through the roof for about the next month. Santa Claus will ride his float into Herald Square and for the next month we will be in a constant stir of overindulgence. We will eat too much,… Continue reading One of My Best Friends is a Turkey
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ― Plato All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness -Tennessee Williams To belittle, you have to be little― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet But some things are not forgivable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgivable! – Blanche Dubois Human kindness has never… Continue reading The Heart of the Matter
Got a beat-up glove, a home-made bat And a brand new pair of shoes You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride Just to hit the ball, and touch ’em all A moment in the sun It’s a-gone and you can tell that one good-bye (Centerfield-John Fogarty) On Nov. 11th of… Continue reading Beisbol Been Berry Berry Good
In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales For the disrobed faceless forms of no position Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts All down in taken-for-granted situations Tolling for the deaf an’ blind, tolling for the mute For the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute For the misdemeanor outlaw,… Continue reading Enough is Enough
In the doing of this blog I attempt to stay off the bandwagon of each new headline because generally, in the freshness of whatever the moment is, so many others are much more eloquent than me. Generally I require some time and distance to toss enough nouns and verbs into a focused salad of my… Continue reading Now is the Perfect Time