Stupid Cupid!

I had crush on a shy guy I’d seen him look my way I felt the arrow of love But how to say be mine? Kiss me! Say the word, you got me! Light bulb, a Valentine! I picked one out that said ‘You’re on my mind’ with pink hearts all aglow I looked high…

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The Little Brown Bat Family

I shall describe this without pictures of the bats, bear with me. For the month of July, I heard almost nothing of my petite friends. I got the occasional peep and rustle from the nest in my big upstairs studio/library. I sleep upstairs at the other end of the house where I used to hear…

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Wanted: Mars Explorers!

NASA is giving away some cool Mars Exploration posters, thought I might share!    Here are the links: Mars Explorers Wanted Posters Mars needs you! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers…but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and,…

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Warnings in the Night

I have a confession to make. I didn’t start cleaning up because I couldn’t stand the stacked and jumbled-tumbled boxes of plunder that impeded the use of the great room, that wouldn’t let me even reach the windows for a breeze. I did it because of a premonition. I had a powerful dream that I…

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A Milkweed Memory

Walking about the woodland Saturday, I some noticed milkweeds along the driveway ditch which brought to mind a story. It’s a story that gives a little idea of what Dad was like. Dad was sitting out with Mom and me in the side yard late one summer. He had a Falls City beer in hand…

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A Cargo of Jargon From Days of Yore

 The other day I saw a coworker bring in a tater-sack sized bag of cheese puffs. Good Gravy! That was enough gedunk to last a whole year! Gedunk: Snacks. I my experience, there was a vending machine amidships that typically only had licorice coins and Near Beer left by the time I got there. By…

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Potato Dictato

Potato Dictato Mary Ellen Wall   I come into the living room with Jimmy’s dinner cause it was football on and his eyes was glued to it. I set the fried pork chop and buttered taters on his lap and was sticking the fork, not the pointy end, into his hand when the TV went…

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Silliness, Take It or Leave It!

“Hey, Bud! What’s up with you these days?”   “Well if it isn’t ol’ Bud! Good to see you!”   “Didn’t I see Bud around here somewhere?”           “I think Bud had to leave.”           “How would you bloomin’ know?” “Oh, come on. We all leave eventually!…

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A Poem by Elise t’Hoot from Hate All Around

Tug of the Leash   I never knew the loneliest word was home Home That’s where you are and where I feel I’ll never be again What do you think and do you want this wandering wreck to come home? Home? I go to bed and miss your touch Do you miss me all that…

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Thoughts On Plenty Work, Little Play

Oh don’t I feel like I’m pounding my noggin against this! As Wall is my name, perhaps I was destined thusly. In an aura, the green on the edge would signify healing. Sounds very good. I mailed this cocoanut from Molokai to Kentucky by addressing it and gobbing on postage. How many stamps to mail…

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