Showing posts from June, 2018

The Goat Ate The Letter

When I was young I went to school with a boy who thought his mother was a cow. Now I don't mean that in any derogatory way towards women, oh no. You see, little Anthony really did believe his mother was a cow. This is the tale of how we learned of Anthony's mental affliction.

Every morning on the school bus Anthony would tell us how he milked his mother twice a day before and after school. Most of us had never seen a cow so we assumed Anthony was making crude talk about a woman until the day he told us the bull had decided he wasn't happy about Anthony milking the cow and chased Anthony from the barn. It was then Anthony told us he had a new mother who was a goat.

In time the talk got back to the Teacher who decided it would be best if she had the Principal deal with the issue. In those days lots of homes didn't yet have telephones so the Principal gave Anthony a letter and told him to give the letter to his mother as it was well known that Anthony's father had die…

Definition Of Evil

That which is of no benefit, and is detrimental to society as a whole, no matter the intention.While not subject to society's ever changing moral standards.

Everyday Things

Off The Hook
The voice on the phone said, "Do not hang up. This is not a sales call."
But I didn't need the back brace so I didn't press one, and I don't get many calls so I didn't press two, to be added to her do not call list.
So now I wait, the phone to my ear wondering what comes next. Will she continue to talk to me?
Why isn't she saying anything?
"Hello," I ask, "are you still there?"
No one answers. Will she call me again?

Maybe Rachel will call to talk about my credit card account.

Blind Drivers Renew Licenses In North Carolina

Raleigh, NC, Blind drivers in North Carolina have managed to see a loophole in the State's drivers license renewal system that allows many of them to renew their drivers license using the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle's online driver's renewal system.

As seen in the photo taken from the NCDMV website, drivers seeking to renew their drivers licenses are asked an "Eyesight Statement" that reads, "No changes in vision have occurred in the last 6 months that may impair my ability to safely operate a motor vehicle." but nowhere in the online process are they asked to verify if they are actually sighted.

As North Carolina drivers licenses are issued for eight year periods this allows seven and one half years for drivers to go blind and not report their blindness to the NCDMV before renewing their Licenses online.

It is not known how many blind drivers have renewed their licenses via the online system or how many blind drivers might be operating a…

The New Americans

As infants they were separated from their parents. At first they were the children of illegal immigrants, Hispanics mostly, caught crossing the border from Mexico, thousands of them rounded up and presumed lost in an overloaded child care system that was unable to keep up with their whereabouts or the whereabouts of their parents who awaited their return just across the border in Mexico.

Later, after the border wall was built, the smoke blew over, and things calmed down more would trickle in, victims of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters both natural and man made. These children were of every race with most of them being from poor families.

Eventually all abortions were declared illegal as the courts ruled that an embryo was alive from the moment of conception. The morning after pill was permanently banned, most insurance policies no longer covered birth control, and the cost of birth control-- even condoms-- rose so high that only the rich could afford to buy them. To prevent d…

Wider Load

My Daddy and I used to haul roof trusses laying in stacks on their sides. Sometimes they would creep and get wider as we went up the road.

We left Greensboro at daybreak one morning on our way to Silver Springs, Maryland with two loads that measured 14' wide when we left. Daddy was in the front.

We knew Daddy's load had gotten wider as we had stopped and tightened down our loads twice before we got to Richmond, but we weren't sure how much wider. Our permit routed us up the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike so that was how we had to go.

When we got to the first tollbooth we were both able to see that Daddy's load was not going to fit through the tollbooth. (Yes, once upon a time there were tollbooth on the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike.) We turned on our 4 way flashers, set our brakes, and got out of our trucks to find someone in charge.

A Virginia State Trooper seemed to come from nowhere, jumped out of his car and started yelling at us as traffic was quickly back…

You've Been There


A brick is as thick as a brick, it must be,
and harder than you think when it hits your knee. A stone, like bone when it cracks to break a leg to fell you, and spell you, your attempt to drink a keg.
Conspired, you're mired in a mess of your own making, a nightmare of a dream from which you wished your waking. But tired, you aspired to never repeat your fate knowing all along you'll soon participate....

Oak, The Alien



"Helps to know what you're made of."

"Yep, sure does."

Remember The Baby Boomers

Props and photo-ops, stolen valor, and greed. This is what my generation, the Baby Boomers, will be most remembered for.


All the years I knew my Daddy he scoffed at the idea of life on any other planet always referring to the creation story in the Bible. But just a few weeks before he suddenly died he surprised me by saying he believed we couldn't be the only ones.
Enlightenment had come to him. He spoke of a lot of other truths as well over the course of the next few weeks. Things I'd always thought him too dumb or brainwashed by religion to understand. Things he had opposed previously. He didn't reject his religious beliefs, he rose above them intellectually. It was an amazing transformation.
Then, out of the blue he had a heart attack and died.