The day, sitting just over my shoulder, was a sunny and hot one. Fuzzy and out of focus, a background of greens, yellows, blues, and browns blotted the canvas.  The leaves, on a nearby bush, bobbed on the hot air, left to right – resisting the push, their necks genuflected involuntarily. I wiped the sweat from […]

He came in swinging wildly.  I ducked the first punch and side-stepped the second.  The bare knuckle of his hammer found it’s mark on the third swing, right into my ribs. A gasp of air escaped my lungs. All sides of the box were lined with faces, packed side by side, three and four rows deep, […]

Dollar backed free speech for sale.  “Can I get a dollar?” Because more free speech is a good thing.  Free speech at a price?  Let me holler… …At you for a minute.   I remember when free speech used to flow freely, from thinking and ignorant people’s throats alike see…, Not bundled and grouped by […]

The lights on the patrol car pulsed in the twilight, painting the interior of the car and its contents.  Red. Blue. Red. Blue. “I’m gonna need to see your license and registration.”  The evening’s humidity was sticky; it grabbed at me.  My heart beat faster; the blood pumped on overdrive; perspiration collected.  Fight or flight? […]

Can’t quite remember where I heard this first, but it stuck with me ever since. “Don’t take life too seriously, after all none of us are getting out alive.” A quick search attributes this to a Jill Shalvis. Very profound words.  This phrase causes the forehead to relax and the hair line to slide back. […]