Thursday, September 22, 2016

Working Riddle

When you have it, you don't want it.
When you don't, you do.

Work can be exactly like that.
Crazy, but it's true.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

20 Miler

I did a 20 mile run yesterday. I tried this new "Hot Shot" product which is supposed to fight cramping in runners.

It's supposed to be a scientific version of pickle juice, a longstanding folk remedy for runners' cramps. 

The theory is that the cramps are a neurological problem, caused by muscle neurons over firing. And the pickle juice - coating the mucosal membranes in your mouth as much as your stomach - supposedly disrupts that.

Anyway, I didn't get a full on case of cramps and had a pretty good finish time - for me. 

Did it really work?
I don't really know. 
But since it didn't hurt,
I'll give it another go. 



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Baby at a Bar Fight

My father was telling me a story recently, a story I've heard before over the years, about his last bar fight - which occurred on New Year's Eve in 1951. My mother was present, and apparently did not approve.

Despite having heard the story before, a new thought occurred to me when he told me the date, and I interrupted him.

"I was there," I said.

"Yes, you were," he said, and continued with his story.

I was young, too young to recall
these events at all.

I was, in fact, an embryo,
floating around in utero.

Dorothy Reflects

They have fine spas
In the City of Oz. 
But if you seek a helping hand
You might do better in Munchkin Land,

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cubs Clinch



For the second time in my life, I went to see the Cubs play at Wrigley.  

They've been playing hot 
And they had a shot 
To win last night 
And clinch a spot.   
Alas, it was not 
To be.   

Lucky for the Cubs, the Cardinals lost later in the evening, so the Cubs are now the winner of their division.   

But there was no party in the park.  
We filed out. The lights went dark.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Non Ignition

It's kind of late
And my car won't start
But my wife is on her way
So I won't lose heart. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rehearsals for All Mixed Up

We have started rehearsals for my new play. 

It's a process I enjoy. 
I am a happy boy. 

In Saugatuck, Michigan





That's 2 views of the Kalamazoo river, as it flows through Saugatuck, just before it pours into Lake Michigan.

I joked that the second shot was a soggy duck in Saugatuck, but of course ducks don't get soggy.

When big old wave attacks,
the water rolls right off their backs.