Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blended Families

There are fewer like the Brady Bunch than there are like the Donner Party.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Working to Be Honest, and also to Be Strong

I have been passive-aggressive in my past, and in this marriage I certainly getting my karma for having had been. She can get nothing for herself, and nearly everything that anybody else gets for her is criticized. Entitled to everything, responsible for nothing. The pain is so great, I want to die. I am open to my shortcomings and failures, so we talk about my shortcomings and failures. She is a great lump, and no one-- no thing is good enough for her.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Shame/ What's Your Name, What's Your Name

College students have the walk of shame; appellate lawyers have the clerk's phone call of shame (when they are late with their briefs).

Sunday, August 9, 2015

If the New Movie Had Been Shot in Montgomery County, Texas

Don't let the dry grass sticking out of his mouth and his shapeless felt hat fool you- the man is a genius. He's Dr. Hay. So far he's only playing records for chicken feed-- literal chicken feed-- but, it's a start. Next is Cube-Bale, the poet, meditating on how he can improve on his models, the classics "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Rub It In, Rub It In.." Eazy Grean quit bootlegging to join the band, and eventually disappeared entirely when the Office of the Texas Attorney General served him with papers to collect back child support on his seven children. A black music producer said to Hay,"Listen, I don't know anything about country but I know that you're special." A cop asks the band where they are supposed to be. The street-wise African-American producer tells him, "These are artists; you can't harass them because of how they look."Hay said, "Speak a little truth and people lose their minds."