Category Archives: humor

Reading Admonition

Reading poems– a bronkbuster, a recovered drunk, a morning iconoclast; all tell me: write something with velocity, not half fast.   (Paul Zarzyski: Gordon Stevens; Richard Hugo: Hugo House;  William Stafford: American Academy of Poets) Advertisements

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A Celebration of Brian Doyle

Wonderful piece by Michael McGregor. Check it out:

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We pack water around everywhere we go. We are veritable bota bags of water. We humans are roughly sixty to seventy percent water. Since learning these factoids, people have been fond of comparing our water mass to that of our … Continue reading

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Between Takes in Heaven West

Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels rest by the Rio Grande, sharing sushi under a sky of forever blue. Scout and Silver graze nearby. To the south, a tumble of clouds builds over Mexico, rumpled shadows running across the far mesas. … Continue reading

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Haiku–Laughter of Women

Laughter of women: peals cynicism from my long under-used brain. ( Advertisements

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All Two Human

(With apologies to Bob Merrill, who wrote the doggie in the window song.–jrs) Who is that drunkard in the mirror, the one with the waggley face? Who is that drunkard in the mirror? I swear I’ve met him someplace. He … Continue reading

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Haiku–Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts heaven: Roasted with garlic and salt. Somewhere, a frog barks. (top:; bottom: Advertisements

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