Category Archives: Humor
Lemon Drop Martini
I promise myself
more often than intended,
I find myself
At the grocery store
Buying more lemons
But, not to worry
are good for you
His Name is Vlad
Morning Light Through the Window
Contemplating the nuance of morning light
as it reveals patterns and textures
on the living room couch
is so much more interesting
than washing yesterday’s dirty dishes
still stacked in the kitchen sink.
Health Care According to Bentley, my 4-year-old neighbor
End of Days
Beware brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors everywhere. The End is surely near – we are down to our last clove of garlic … although we do have an adequate supply of toilet paper.
Pre-Historic … Maybe Not
30 year-old Dancin’ Shoes
It’s a Chair
It’s a chair for Christ’s sake,
although, not one
would have made.
Birdwatching the Neighbors
Thick fog muffled outdoor sounds in the late night. No one heard the wrecker pull in and park behind the Mercedes sedan. The operator worked quickly, quietly. He jacked up the car, removed the mag alloy wheels, set the car down on cement blocks, and silently drove away.
The following day, a neighbor came home for lunch; saw the expensive, violated car sitting on blocks, knocked on his neighbors door and wondered whether anyone noticed the theft of their neighbors wheels. “What kind of neighborhood are we living in that something like this could happen?” It was near noon. He knocked on the owner’s door. She was shocked, but not entirely surprised to see her car sitting as it was.
Several months earlier, she financed the expensive wheels and tires, but failed to make payments. After many unsuccessful attempts to collect, the finance company repossessed their property.
The car owner shrugged her shoulders, “I didn’t make my payments, so they came and got ‘em. I’m getting them back, I just have to go down and make a payment.”
Dark nights still bring in thick fog, the atmosphere is still eerily quiet, and there is no vigilante group to keep watch for furtive thieves. The Mercedes owner has her wheels back and all is as it should be in the Deep South neighborhood.
Disaster Strikes near Richmond
Lightening struck and knocked down a utility pole during the late evening hours Tuesday causing widespread power outage to a farm just west of Richmond, Illinois. Richmond is a small town about 70 miles northwest of Chicago.
Both lanes of Illinois route 173 were closed nearly three hours while a utility crew cleared downed power lines. Early morning traffic was backed up nearly an eighth of a mile in either direction. As of 2:30 this afternoon power still has not been restored to the affected farm, although crews are on site working to repair the damage.
As a result of this disastrous electrical outage residents on the farm have been deprived of highly informative radio and TV political advertising campaigns more than 12 hours, just days before the critical mid-term elections. This is not “Fake News,” however, despite the far reaching implications of this natural disaster; the white house thus far has failed to respond.
Residents of the farm have returned to their fields to resume the fall harvest and have been unavailable for comment.