Passing through downtown Denver this evening, I saw on foot patrol squads of dark-clad police in riot gear,. Wearing brand new dark blue uniforms, the squads walked in groups of six. From their gun belts hung bundles of plastic handcuffs beside visored helmets. From their hands extended long black clubs, perhaps three feet in length, swinging at their sides as they walked.
Last week my car blew it’s head gasket. I was to blame, and the expensive lesson keeps teaching me.
When I’d added antifreeze two weeks earlier, I should have bled the cooling system line, which I did not know to do. I’d learned auto mechanics on an old slant six Plymouth Valiant that I could take [...]
WITHIN the past few weeks, my life has experienced a total turnaround.
In early January, I headed off to New York City for a book reading and signing at Vox Pop bookstore in Brooklyn, performing with New York’s top political comedian, Scott Blakeman. This was the best-attended reading I’ve done so far.
Curiously, at the bookstore’s suggestion, [...]
THIS year featured a rare convergence of Rosh Hashonah, the beginning of Ramadan and the Vernal Equinox on the same day of the new moon. Whether you are Jewish, Moslem, Wiccan, or any other spiritual persuasion, this was a day for introspection and life changes.
I personally felt a profound sense of rebirth from celebrating the [...]