“Bzzzzz,” said Mr. Bar Fly. and plumped his black body on a nearly bald customer in the Blue Moon Tavern. He made a perfect six point landing and took a look around. The air was heavy with the blue haze of cigarette smoking patrons. The stench of firewater was strong and unnerving. Tin-pan music harking […]
“Dented cans, rusted pans, jingle as they fall. We’re a great dump-picking crew, two-hundred million in all.” I pricked up my ears and listened to this queer ditty sung in bass to the tune of Jingle Bells. From my awkward position I could not see the owner of the voice. I had just tumbled headlong […]
The Big Dream – In the last few decades we have all been obsessed with the Big Dream. That big dream is a fat pension check at retirement with fringe benefits that are frilly and “thrilly.” At one time a man (or woman) was tickled to get a job with reasonable wages. Today mere striplings […]
Is it plane geometry When you’re called a Square? Or plain ignominy, When people call you rare? If principle makes me Square, or queer or odd, Lord, help me ever be A square for thee my God!
Both near and far, Lord help me see Thy kingdom as proposed by thee. Nor let my eyes, immersed in tears, Or sorrow or in sodden fears, Be narrowed to a few folk here, Forgetting heathen not so near. Nor let me get far-sighted, Lord, Forgetting that thy blessed Word Is for the heathen right […]