It’s All Lips And A-holes

I’m off to Nashville for the rest of the week. I’ll be too busy to blog, to read blogs or to jump on the next juicy development in Hillary’s climb to the top. Don’t let anything good happen while I’m gone but if it does, email me right away. I have a Blackberry and I’m…

I Dreamed I Saw Ole Bill Last Night

In  my head, I believe that unions have done more harm than good. In my heart, I am union till the death. You should know that I come from a father who was UMWA and mother  who was ILGWU.  With apologies to the spirit of Joe Hill, whom I do admire deeply. Kennedy Chooses Obama,…

Color Me Taken Aback

When the Treasury Department redesigned U.S. paper currency and issued the new $20 bill, I heard it referred to as the "peach twenty." Now the new tens are out and I don’t think it’s got a corresponding nickname. It is the most colorful bill so far, but that’s not saying much. It’s still something of…

What Would Jackie Do?

Er, uh … Jackie? It’s me, Ted. You again? Leave me alone – I’m dead. By the way, Mary Jo said that if I should ever hear from you, she’s got a message for you. She wants to know w…." Er, uh … I know, I know. Never mind that. – Wait, don’t hang up!…

Snap Out Of It

I saw Moonstruck on TV last night. I love that movie. Maybe its because Cher was still 3 cosmetic procedures away from her current plasticized face and before I realized that Nicolas Cage was such a nut. His three -month long marriage to Lisa Marie Presley followed by  a three month courtship of his waitress…

A Poemumentary

Uncle Bill Uncle Bill What did you do today?I went to church but took a nap when it was time to pray. Uncle Bill Uncle BillShake yourself awake!I’m really not too interestedHow long’s this gonna take? Uncle Bill, Uncle BillYou went to sleep againI’m not asleep. My eyes just closed  for only 5 or 10.…