Dear Mommy Dearest

  I am not getting my mother anything for Mother’s Day, the boy proclaimed. I wouldn’t know where to send it if I did. Instead I’m getting Dad a bunch of frilly things. I’d already heard the story of how the kid’s momma abandoned her son, ran off with another man. The boy is hurt [Read More...]

Eat Worms & Die

Bullying

Quit trying to be your children’s best friend and be their parent. That was the plea issued by Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida. The wise Sheriff issued the remark following the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped to her death after being cyber bullied by her former best friend an another 14-year-old. [Read More...]

Death’s Long-Shadow

long shadow

Irony is the long-shadow of death. It is early morning yet. I have just administered my mother’s drugs. Something to slow the system. Something to move the system. A child of Appalachia, Mama spent sixty years sucking on the unlit end of a tobacco stick. Now she draws her breath from a gadget that resembles [Read More...]


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