My Favorite Images of Christmas 2014 (so far)

Standing at the point on Poplar during rush-hour traffic waving at the passing cars in the most half-assed living nativity I’ve ever seen-what was missing, you might ask? Mary for one. And Joseph. And the Baby Jesus (except for the moment when the bearded man in the toga (a shepherd) lay down on the hay bale and popped his thumb in this...

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For What Ails You

Sometimes when I’m blue and nothing seems to do where I go is Pogo. I scrounge my Pogo books from Burke’s Bookstore. They’re cheap, used as they are. I lie in bed and read about Churchy LaFemme and Howland Owl conniving to drag Pogo into their latest scheme. I laugh. I turn the page. These are not comics popular during my childhood, oh no. Walt...

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Startling Developments

Someone left a dead mole at our front door. I’m pretty sure it was the neighborhood cat. That sounds like a cat, right? Leaving little presents? I’d prefer to think that it was a generous if misguided cat rather than someone making small-time, horse-head-except-it’s-a-mole-body threats. I can fill up my Kia Soul for $25. At times, my old car...

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Loading Dock

Once upon a time and upon the loading dock we staged floats for Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day parade. Our first time out of the gate we won a trophy. 1st Trophy I was a carrot. I was a happy carrot. Happy Carrot at the Loading Dock Tasting success, we vowed to return. We’re not liars; we returned Our Triumphant Return always meeting at the loading...

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