Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

the monkey*

the monkey gazes adoringly at himself    as they kiss his ass Views are my own but thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Writes and his challenge to use chimpanzee (which I subbed in monkey) and kiss in a haiku. *My apologies to actual monkeys, apes, chimps .... Cover Illustration by Tim O’Brien for TIME.

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Who’s Counting

Three days. It had been three days since they delivered the box. Technically, three days, four hours, and 37 minutes. But who’s counting. She knew he was there. The gate squeaked. It had been over two weeks since he’d left. Technically 15 days, three hours, and 22 minutes. But who’s counting. Or 14 days, 21… Continue reading Who’s Counting

Random Rants, tutto e niente

Liebster Award

Thanks to Sanjunaa for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  And sorry for the delay in responding. It’s been a weird couple of weeks!   First off, here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Share 11 facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 bloggers and make… Continue reading Liebster Award

History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Is that wallpaper moving or have murder hornets invaded (my mind)?!

Today, Fandango asks us to consider whether we think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? Or do you believe that it’s about time they were rescinded? Once they are removed, how quickly are you likely to resume living your life as you did in the pre-pandemic days?… Continue reading Is that wallpaper moving or have murder hornets invaded (my mind)?!

Random Rants, tutto e niente

The Head Beside Me

I’ve been taking a sculpture class (read more about that at Great Cheeks! ) and before the world collapsed and it got canceled I managed to get my first piece fired. I brought it home and on Friday I “bronzed” it (using acrylic paints ) as part of our first pandemic-sponsored-at-home-art-day. Behold it in all… Continue reading The Head Beside Me

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Great Cheeks!

Today, I offer a “tongue in cheek” look behind the scenes of my budding career as a sculptor.* “Is that your first sculpture?” He asked. That’s a bit of a cheeky question, I thought before replying: “Yes. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It’s so life-like. And look at those cheek bones!” “Erm … yes. They… Continue reading Great Cheeks!

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

like sheep

Like sheep we follow Ignoring the other’s cries Till they come for us After this past week, I fear (even more than I did before) for the survival of our democracy. When we allow the president to act outside the law, how can we claim to be a nation of laws. When we actively persecute… Continue reading like sheep