I passed by a house today that is falling apart. It is literally falling apart. One side of it was slumped over like an old man with years on his frame, about to drop from exhaustion. The other side was pretty much held up by baling wire, but the front of the place still looked … Continue reading Disrepair

16 Years Old

I had an interesting conversation today with some of my colleagues  (and a student). We were talking about what we were doing at 16 years of age. Both of my colleagues are a bit older than I am, so 16 for them was 1968. They talked about the Vietnam Conflict, President Johnson, and the 1968 … Continue reading 16 Years Old

Not MC Hammer

“Till now I always got by on my own. I never really cared until I met you. And now it chills me to the bone. How do I get you alone?” ~Heart I was never quite as good with the ladies as I thought I was. In fact, I would bet you that 90% of … Continue reading Not MC Hammer

Learning to Speak

I’m outgoing, or at least I’d like to think I am. I can play the role well enough, anyway, the title character in a multi-act play that is set to run for eons off-Broadway. And I guess that’s all I could ask for before. But now… now I feel like I’ve simply been grandstanding, pretending … Continue reading Learning to Speak