This Time Tomorrow

Reckon I’d better start at the beginning. Reckon I’ll tell it all. I first met her up at Grayson’s Creek. I had just bought a pair of new boots and my feet were hurting me something awful. With my feet cooling in the water, I was thinking of things past. I’d been back from the […]

Something to Ponder

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but […]

Danny’s Dilemma

My dog Danny used to pen various episodic epistles. In other words, he had a blog. And I gotta tell ya, he wasn’t shy about letting his opinions be known. Below you’ll find one of his stories. But please take with a grain of salt anything he says about me. I’m a lot cooler than […]

Time to Move On

It’s the 12th of June and I am going to die. We all die at some point, but knowing your death is imminent kinda changes your complacency about the matter. But still, I’m at peace. I haven’t had a home since shortly after I was laid off. At first, I slept in my car, but […]

It’s All So Fleeting

It’s here today, gone tomorrow. It’s strong, it’s beautiful, it’s handsome. It takes you to the heights. It takes you to the lows. It takes you everywhere you wanna go. It’s all you got. It’s all you need. It’s all you want. But then it’s gone. Where did it go? What became of it? What […]

A Conversation with a Friend

I was hanging out the other night at the Tiki Hut, minding my own business, when a voice behind me said, “Hey, man. What’s up?” I should first explain that the Tiki Hut is an edifice at the marina where I live. The denizens of said marina congregate there on occasion to commune with one […]

I Once Saw a Guy on a Bridge

Once, I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He […]

Three Steps

I’m three steps from meeting my maker. Three more steps to the noose. I am ready to die; I reckon I deserve to die. I have killed before, but never for such a frivolous reason as brings me to these last three steps. The whole mess started down El Paso way when I walked into […]

How Slats Lost His Cymbals

By Mike Royko March 7, 1973 Many people were shocked by the recent news report of the two baseball players who swapped their wives, their children—even their dogs. They see it as still another example of our new, loose morality. That may be. But it isn’t the first time such a thing has happened. I […]

She Was Born

She was born a free spirit. She was the most beautiful woman in all the world. Her name was Maria. She touched me . . . she loved me. I was not worthy of her love. But she loved me nonetheless. Then one dark night she was taken from me. It’s now early morning. I […]