Oddly – June 4, 2023

graphx: spwilcen Oddly? Yes. Oddly. I’m working with a dismal lack of progress to complete a vignette showcasing distortions in recollections brought about or exacerbated by time. A poemetric piece, no less! The semi-autobigraphicamalous1 voice I employ in the piece struggles to recall recollections2 that perhaps were faulty to begin with but further clouded byContinue reading “Oddly – June 4, 2023”

Odds & Ends – June 3, 2023

Again today 100 degrees. Maybe 101. Who knows? I was having fun baling hay, so couldn’t stand around watching the weather station thermometer. graphx: spwilcen If this is a pattern, we’re in for a world of hurt. This is June wearing a diaper. We have July to look forward to. Ohboyohboy! Then August. August inContinue reading “Odds & Ends – June 3, 2023”

Quickly – June 2, 2023

Quickly – June 2, 2023 graphx: spwilcen Very quickly this morning, because nearly a bajillion1 things are screaming for completion. Not that I’ve been ignoring them and they’ve swolled-up.2 It’s that certain days of the week come with certain responsibilities. Thursday is get the trash ready for pickup and positioned by the garage door. FridayContinue reading “Quickly – June 2, 2023”

Unsettled – June 1, 2023

June is summer Photo by Mike on Pexels.com Happy June.  In my book, June is summer. Let’s not be impressed by any merchant’s current “’tis the season” campaign or the wisdom of the Naval Observatory.  June is summer.  Go ahead, pour a tall glass of iced tea, with or without sugar and with or withoutContinue reading “Unsettled – June 1, 2023”

Odds and Ends – May 30, 2023

graphx: spwilcen Ninety-eight degrees at 4pm.  I did not later check the thermometer to see if it made one-hundred degrees. Deciding spring with its moderate temperatures and gentle breezes was done with us, I talked with the thermostat, suggesting seventy-six degrees would be a good target, down from the eighty-eight it declared for the insideContinue reading “Odds and Ends – May 30, 2023”

Double-Century Flash – May 28, 2023

graphx: spwilcen The story below is a two-hundred-word flash. It’s suitable for children.  Young children, especially those just beginning their adventure with school and learning, will relate. –>> The whole of the little flash is included in this blog, because clearly (with hard statistics backing the claim) nine out of ten of passers-by will notContinue reading “Double-Century Flash – May 28, 2023”

Calling All Industrial Engineers – May 27, 2023

graphx: spwilcen It’s been bugging me for a while. What up, spwilcen? I’ve done it. You’ve done it. What? Asked the question: “Why is it when they take something out of something, manufacturers charge more for the product?” Again, “What?” No sugar. Sugar free. No-cal, Lo-cal.  Fat free. Gluten-free. No nitrates/nitrites. Unleaded.  Caffeine free. CostsContinue reading “Calling All Industrial Engineers – May 27, 2023”

Passing – May 26, 2023

graphx: spwilcen Lightfoot. Tina Turner. Al Jaffee. Pele. Johnathan Winters.Mickey Mantle.William F. Buckley.Nat “King” Cole. Mayberry.Omnibus. Boris and Natasha.Laugh-in. Burma Shave.Paying cards in bicycle spokes.Hitchhiking.Western heroes in white hats. Cubic-inch engines.Wing windows.AMC.Standard equipment. Holding the door open for anyone.“Thank you.” when someone holds the door.“You’re welcome.”“Yes ma’am” and “No sir.” Paying cash.Fifty-cent pieces.Thousand-dollar bills.Gas wars. Re-usedContinue reading “Passing – May 26, 2023”

A Vignette – May 25, 2023

graphx: spwilcen MA: Language, not squeaky-PC, old dude at work. Lexiphobes: 1600+ words. Eeek! This morning I’ve scheduled myself to wrap four [count’m – four!] poems quarantined in my “Get around to” folder.  Yupper, I don’t usually write poemetry.  Indeed, many passersby likely recall a certain and uncivil outspokenness about things “poemetric” recorded here inContinue reading “A Vignette – May 25, 2023”

Galactic Calculus Anyone? – May 24, 2023

graphx: spwilcen How on earth is it possible? It is not. Not by earthly laws of physics. We had a visit from the Aliens. Formal Dinner hosted in honor of the Aliens. Beef stew. Oven Rolls with honey butter. Finger fruit. Four diners.  1 adult(DA), 3 Aliens(Da).  As the professor scrawled it on the whiteboardContinue reading “Galactic Calculus Anyone? – May 24, 2023”