Slavery and the Public Option

Slavery and the Public Option

The Radical Republicans had to be stopped. And even Lincoln was too extreme. What were they thinking. The Founders Themselves enshrined slavery in our Constitution. Had they somehow forgotten in four score and less than seven years? I sure hadn’t. That’s why I work as...
Saturday Someday

Saturday Someday

When you are retired or recuperating, days have no meaning. One day looks like the next and it’s always the weekend. I’m not retired yet, but I’m on the mend. Everything looks slightly yet significantly different from the bed. I watch, contemplate and sleep. My past...
Tied Down

Tied Down

It was like he was Gulliver among the Lilliputians. Alan awoke with tiny strings wrapped around him, restricting him to his bed. They looked thin but were inexplicably strong. Alan could not get up or out of bed. It was a work day and he could not go to work—for which...
Rowboat

Rowboat

Four people are in the middle of the ocean on a row boat which is leaking, steadily taking on water. The Fat Man, alone on one side, is whacking away at the hole, making it bigger, so the cool refreshing water will rise and cool his body which had been baking...
Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Why should it matter? What’s so special about the anniversary of my birth? I just know he’s planning a surprise party for me. I’m not stupid. I see all the signs. Mark always does this. He acts nonchalant. He gives me a list of errands he’s got...