Here is a short story that is a follow-up to The First Suicide.
Numbers Just Keep Getting Bigger (and Smaller)
Here is a short essay I recently wrote. Its saving grace is that it is little!
Statues of Limitations: Repatriate the Riace Bronzes?
Here is a quirky essay about repatriating looted antiquities.
A Poem: Time Does Stops for No One
Time Does Stop for No One
There was a time
There was no time.
There will be a time
There will be no time.
Cliché Corner- To Coin a Phrase
[A month ago, when I was writing the silly poem, “Has-Beens”—which contains the phrases “old hat” and “yesterday’s news”—I started thinking about clichés. That’s it! I’ll write a poem entirely out of clichés! As original as I thought this idea was, alas, “there is nothing new under the sun.” In a recent Poets and Storytellers United blog, Magaly Guerrero had posted a contest for readers to turn clichés into poems (Magaly Guerrero, “Weekly Scribblings #6: Turn Cliché into Poetry or Prose,” Poets and Storytellers United, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Web.). In compiling a list of examples I might use for my poem, I made use of the comprehensive compendium of clichés: Lisa Lepki, “The Internet’s Best List of Clichés,” ProWritingAid, Dec 09, 2020. Web.]
Here are two silly poems:
Reflections on Reflections
Here is an essay I wrote last February, but it seems that I didn’t post it. (Apologies if I did and this is a re-posting!)
Has-Beens A Poem
Here is a silly poem:
Has-Beens Sooner or later Everyone becomes A Has-Been Old hat Behind the times Yesterday’s news. Have you ever been a Has-Been? Passé? Past your prime? Out of date? Démodé? I’m a Has-Been But I’m happy To have been what I has been.
A Theory of Multiple Stupidities
For obvious reasons, given the proliferation of misinformation and “alternate facts” swirling around the internet and on Fox News, I have been thinking about stupidity as of late. Here is a tongue-in-cheek essay that I felt compelled to write.
Match the Homophone Pairs II
Okay. Here is another set of homophones for you to match up. (See the previous “Match the Homophone Pairs” for an explanation of this word game.) If you get stuck, I’ve attached the answers below.