I don’t wear much jewelry. I appreciate it and see the beauty in it, but I generally don’t pay it much mind. There are really only two pieces that I wear. One is a small silver hooped nose ring in my left nostril that is one of many in a long line of small silver hooped nose rings that have been there since I was … Continue reading Choke Hold
I do not have a long neck. It is not slender nor elegant nor beautifully curved. A standard neck with no frills, my neck has a round, medium sized mole on the right side and a small freckle sized mole at the base. Since my birth my neck has done what all good necks are designed to do, it has supported my head, protected my … Continue reading Oh, My Neck
The sentence, ‘These aren’t the thyroids you’re looking for’ is not funny. I’m ashamed of myself for even thinking of it, my comedy card may actually be revoked because of that lame-ass gag. First off it’s a Star Wars goof, and a very low hanging fruit of a Star Wars goof at that. Secondly, it’s a joke about a gland, and there’s not a super … Continue reading Funny Ha Ha
Birthday! Birthday! It’s my birthday. Astrologically I’m a cancer and recently this little crab has been weathering a bit of a storm. The namesake of my zodiac sign has made an unwanted and unwelcomed appearance in my life, promising to make this summer a memorable one. * * * I like smoking. I like the smell of it, I like the taste of it and … Continue reading Smokescreens & Magazines
With the current climate as it is I sometimes wonder why I made the decision that I did. Why did I return to the United States? Why did I come back to a place that has a real possibility of being run by a giant period clot with bad hair? This place that may become the real life version of Margaret Atwood’s book, ‘The Handmaid’s … Continue reading Third World Series
Yes, there is a Kalamazoo. Yes, it is a wonderful city. And yes, it has recently suffered a terrible tragedy. A shooting occurred. A series of random, unprovoked acts of violence perpetrated by one man. People were scared. People were injured. People died. And there are so many questions. So many whys. So much hurt. Kalamazoo is a place where the phrase, ‘Love Where You … Continue reading Kalamazoo
Dear Michigan, I know this letter is a long time coming. Started and stopped many times. Written down and crumpled up. Composed and then disposed. I haven’t always been the best at expressing myself. Letting my feeling be known. Being honest and forthright. So now I’m taking the time. As I sit here on this train. Traveling from Detroit to Kalamazoo. From one side of … Continue reading Dear John: A Love Letter?
Back. Back in the U. The S. And the A. After much time away I have returned for a brief visit back. Back to America. To the land of the free. And the home of the brave. And all I hear is Spanish. Español. This is Miami. My gateway into this glorious nation is through the Miami International Airport. I am here for Thanksgiving. The … Continue reading Thanks For The Hats