Random Thoughts, 26 August 2014

I never liked the Honeymooners.  If I wanted to watch a working class  couple arguing all the time, I'd have spent more time with my parents. When rich people are above everyone else, there's only one thing that likely to come trickling down. The extremists using the name Tea Party are an insult to all … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 26 August 2014

Listen to the Warm

When I was a teenager, I had very specific ideas about what constituted poetry, rhyming verses, measured lines, lofty subjects like love and death. Then I read Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen, and everything changed. I was aware of McKuen's work as a singer and songwriter, having seen him on television in the … Continue reading Listen to the Warm

Force of Habit

I'm normally a creature of habit; I buy fruit and don't eat it; I always set the alarm clock earlier than I should, then hit the snooze button until I feel like getting up; I always buy the same brand of toothpaste, even if there are deals on other brands. This behavior on my part … Continue reading Force of Habit