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The Night Before the Fourth...

Years ago, when I was a wee lad, my grandfather, Alexander Ignatius Connolly, used to sit me on his knee and teach me “ditties”.

In my family, a ditty is a crude variation of a commonly known song, with lots of word interchange and improvisation. 196 more words


From my room on the 12th floor in the MD Anderson Cancer Center…

I have been admitted to the hospital. I came in via the emergency room after riding in an ambulance on Thursday afternoon. 69 more words


Ode to Senior Boys

The boys in my high school are, bluntly said, white trash.  However, the males of the year above me are exactly the type of trash that I fall for. 1,299 more words

About Me

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I’ve always hated soundchecking after the audience has arrived. My first Real Band, The Accelerators, was always late for the soundcheck.  Not my decision…as I was probably the one who’d hustled for the gig and vainly promised the promoter we’d be there at five for a show at nine. 320 more words

Kathy Freeman


Artfully he arranges the tie around his sturdy neck, and with
Naughty gaze sweeps the ball room while sipping chocolate liquor.
Extravagantly, he puts the chalice on a tray; sensing a flow of wit, 59 more words


Anecdote: grocery shopping...

Faire nos courses en Polynésie, c’est vraiment comme si nous étions France… A quelques différences près… Au rayon fruits et légumes, pas de différence entre bio et conventionnel, mais entre import et local :) empreinte carbone oblige! 208 more words



I keep getting congratulated for taking the “less traveled road.” But it’s not true.

Sometimes, I took a back road because it was the shortest road to where I was going. 307 more words