Tag Archives: miscellaneous

Dream

I once said to my dad in a dream, “What did you think? That you fucked my mother and got an idiot?” I was cooking an elaborate turkey stuffing in my mother’s kitchen to celebrate for the umpteenth time their … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Macaroni Line

This article is about how a small Texas town near me survived losing its Walmart store. I like it for its local history and photographs. Edna is “a community of about 5,700 people surrounded by rice fields, ranches and grassland.” … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shades of Black

Stories in today’s press foster a rumination about “misconduct.” The monarch of Thailand banished two courtiers from his entourage for “extremely evil misconduct.” Unpacking the phrase’s implications suggests there may be three shades of misconduct: Misconduct (White) Evil misconduct (Grey) … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Methanol Republic

A Nobel laureate-in-waiting will spirit the drinkability out of antifreeze. Enlightened governments will protect their populations. Unicorns will pasture in Central America. These potables are flagged as suspect in this article: Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Aguardiente Estrella, Aguardiente Barón … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sports

I’ve studied at every level of American education — elementary through graduate school and law school — and have taught without distinction at most levels as well — middle school, high school, community college, and university. None of this qualifies … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged | Leave a comment

I Just Spent 3 Months in the Wrong Time Zone!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/09/why-spanish-sleeping-habits-under-strain The other factor that affects Spaniards’ sleeping habits is that the country is in the wrong time zone. Geographically, Spain should be on Greenwich Mean Time, but in 1942 the fascist dictator Francisco Franco switched the nation to European … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tono Romo, Ex-Quarterback

nyti.ms/2UwA4ws “I just want to leave you with something I’ve learned in this process,” he said, referring to his quarterbacking years. “I feel like we all have two battles or two enemies going on. One with the man across from … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged | Leave a comment