Month: April 2019

Two Random Quotes

Random Quotes

Because I’ve been trying to work on my posture and strengthen certain muscles as suggested by various massage therapists who have helped me over the years since high school, here are a few quotes about posture.

Poem: Consumption

I knew you consumed me. You were on my mind. When my eyes closed, you prevented me from getting rest. I knew you wanted to be close, but familiarity is better than risk. Our glances no longer mean much today. The lines on my…

Flash Fiction: When the Coffee’s Ready, You’ll Smell it

He was what you’d call today a little person, but back in those days you’d called him a midget.  Either way he was known around here as Henry after he was kicked out of Tinseltown. I will spare you the nicknames he acquired during…

From LA to LV for a Week

I returned back to LA to LV tonight.  My plane was delayed by 45 minutes on the tarmac.  I’m hot and sweaty as it was high of 98 today.  I sat next to a tall British guy.  It’s only spring, but feels more like…

Poem: Just Enough of an Itch

I know the itch I can’t reach. I know the one.  It’s on my back just far enough away. My fingers can’t get to it no matter how much I want to relieve it. I run to any person nearby to scratch it. She…

Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)

Quote from The Untold History of the United State by Oliver Stone: “Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now.  Historical understanding…

TV Show Recommendation: A Crime to Remember (2013-)

Quote from Kurt Vonnegut: “Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” This ID (Investigation Discovery) show recreates crimes in between the 1920s and 1970s.  It is told by the viewpoint of someone living…

Book Recommendation: When to Rob a Bank

“The most remarkable thing is that even after we figured out our eleven-cent contribution, we still felt good about the fact that we had saved a little patch of land as big as the room we were eating breakfast in.” -Steven D. Levitt- “It’s…

Book Recommendations: Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

It’s been a long time since I’ve read Anne Rice’s books.  Like with Stephen King, I stopped about halfway through one her books and never picked it up again.  It’s still sitting somewhere half read with her signature on one of the first few…

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