Bird’s the Word: It’s New Short Story Day!

“Now therefore, while the youthful hue Sits on thy skin like morning dew, And while thy willing soul transpires At every pore with instant fires, Now let us sport us while we may, And now, like amorous birds of prey, Rather at once our time devour Than languish in his slow-chapped power.” –Andrew Marvell, “To … More Bird’s the Word: It’s New Short Story Day!

“Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts”: Good-Bye, Summer

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” –Albert Camus Tomorrow is the equinox, the first day of fall. Far and away, it’s my favorite season. It contains such monumental moments as football season, Halloween, and–most importantly–my birthday. Of course, one of those is already in full swing, and the others are … More “Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts”: Good-Bye, Summer

“Peeks” and Valleys, Part I: The Naked Truth

“And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”  –Genesis 3:10 Stripped Fears We Southerners are often guilty of corrupting the word “naked” into “nekkid.” It’s what prompted the late humorist Lewis Grizzard to quip “‘Nekkid’ is when you don’t have any … More “Peeks” and Valleys, Part I: The Naked Truth

“Body Set to Music”: Musings on Labor Day

“Labour is blossoming or dancing where The body is not bruised to pleasure soul, Nor beauty born out of its own despair, Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil.” –William Butler Yeats “Among School Children” We Yanks are celebrating Labor Day. I would laud it over my international friends, but most of them have a … More “Body Set to Music”: Musings on Labor Day