Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

World Book Day

279/365 - properly, we should read for power. man reading should be man intensely alive. the book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Photo by Bryan Rosengrant via Flickr
I've been to Iowa, New York,
And California, too.
I've seen Kilimanjaro and
Spent time in Xanadu.
I've wandered 'round Magrathea
Sipped wines in gay Par-ee,
And I have seen some brave new worlds
In Waldens one through three.
I've seen some horrors, too: the dark
Of Arkham, Panem's scars.
I've even seen the Earth explode
While standing safe on Mars.
Bursa, Turkey, wasn't nice --
I watched the city burn.
And what I found in Interzone
I never will unlearn.
I've been to Transylvania, where
The spawns of Satan dwell.
Been lost and scared in Wonderland...
I've even been the Hell.
I've roamed through places few have seen,
Like Oz, Tralfamadore,
Minas Tirith, Hogwarts, Xanth,
Asgaard and Yavin IV.
I've been down deep beneath the ground
And deep in outer space,
And if we'd only find the time
We could go anyplace.
It doesn't take a passport or
To win the lottery.
You only need a novel and
The local library.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Springtime Weather in Indiana

Image from the Herald Times
When springtime comes to my hometown
The weather never settles down.
The temperatures here fluctuate
From 26 to 98,
So one day we'll get snow and sleet;
The next we'll have a hellish heat.

This constant change is hard to bear
Because we don't know what to wear.
Forecasts clash, and so it goes,
We flip a coin to choose our clothes.
That's why you'll find at outdoor sports
Boys in winter coats and shorts.

Not to say that I'm complaining
(Except on days of nonstop raining),
But springtime weather's quite a bummer.
Still, it ain't as bad as summer.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015


Today is 4/20, a pot celebration,
And if you might wonder if I feel the need,
Examine my gut. There's but one explanation:
I get the munchies without smoking weed.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weekends Are...

English: Carousel slide projector.
English: Carousel slide projector. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Weekends are so short
Compared with a slide show by
Your mother-in-law.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Late-night Television

English: Animation of a T.V. set.
English: Animation of a T.V. set. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gynecomastia, miracle ear,
A hose that will shrink down to store out of sight,
Bladders in slings and in meshes gone wrong:
This is TV on a Saturday night

Friday, April 17, 2015


Photo credit: Wikipedia

The truth snuck up on me unseen:
My son is becoming a teen.
I asked him to shout
What I should write about.
"Death" he said with moody mien.