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Pubescent Putin

My brother Maury…a talented poet and writer whose books are available here and whose far-more-tasteful-than-mine website is…has said what, it could be argued, no woman could get away with saying without censure:

Headline: Antisatellite Nuclear Weapon

Oh, your smile! It’s Mr. Crafty!
What are you doing? Put
your pecker back in your pants.
You can’t be wagging it out

like it’s front page news
though your wiener always is these days.
Russian sausage, put that thing
away, where it belongs

hidden, secreted with all its
nasty secretions.
Let it loose
in the garden, to slip under leaves

of viburnum, this spring’s rose
buds starting to swell again in Kiev
yearning to bloom in all the capitals
of Eastern Europe.

Oh, Mr. Crafty
look at how you’ve exposed yourself.
Keep it out of sight, little boy.
No need to show us.
We know you’ve got one.

General Rantings

According Ability

We all know Karl Marx’ words:  “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”  He (who, in the 19th century, only considered he/him folk worthy of discussion) was talking about the division of a particular society’s assets.  I (who, in the 21st century, only very recently…
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Flash Fiction

Mighty Mouse

“Damn mouse!” I didn’t dare respond, but my wife’s anger worried me.  She was cleaning the fresh mouse shit off the kitchen counter with enough homicidal rage to viciously slaughter someone a lot bigger than that poor mouse. “Whad’ya do this time, Husband Dearest?  Replace my old-fashioned, snap-their-little necks mouse…
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Fabulous Foolishness

I highly recommend a 1949 film entitled My Foolish Heart, currently available for free on Amazon Prime.  Despite the title, you can stop rolling your eyes.  The only authorized film adaptation of anything written by J.D. Salinger, it may not be perfect, but his authenticity made the unique cultural and…
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General Rantings

Slippery Science

I’ll start by giving the other side of this argument its due: Like the bible, in which passages can be found to support both sides of remarkably opposite points of view, respectable scientific experiments and statistical analysis can be found to support both the politically polarized left and right in…
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Edible Enchantment

The ecstasies of the east drew me to the west. Hypnotized, I headed for that vintage wooden schooner at the end of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Her masts seduced me with their rhythmic sway: a slow side to side, then an impetuous backwards circle incestuously doubling back on…
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