There are so many social challenges that confront us these days that you would think we need no more provocations. Some of us, for good or ill, welcome them nonetheless. I can’t speak for you but among the ones I am most looking forward to are provocations by Robert O’Hara. He has written and will […]
The James Bond I remember was seductive, and frisky. He had a wink in his voice.
Imagine my surprise when viewing a recent iteration to find James so diminished as to appear depressed. This Bond was not just shaken but also stirred. He was not worldly, or worldly wise, but world-weary.
more to come… most likely and soon….
Sitting as old men do
Holding court with
Memories, sharing both
Wisdom and nonsense
From a life fully lived
Yet far from complete
Never accepting blame or
Regrets, but sitting in
Still yet like the river with
An undercurrent, there is
News mixing with opinions
All that need to be expressed
And heard. If you listen, you
Can also hear the waters
Whispering, a susurrus of current
Events, bubbling below the surfacewat
Which of these rhymes is more elegant? (Caveat to readers, this may be a trick question.)
“No swingin’, no jerkin’
Let your muscles do the werkin'”
or, the more grammatically correct
Don’t swing, don’t jerk
Let your muscles do the work
Sometimes poetry is in the flow of the words and not just in their punctiliousness.
(Thank you, Troy for the lesson.)
Adults have been given permission to enjoy pop for many more years than you imagine. In the soda market space, there’s the old standby, Orangina, a product I have always found equal to my maturity. Its proximate competitor is the very amusing San Pelligrino Aranciata, available in small bottles or cans.
While in many ways the ultimate in adult beverages for my money is seltzer water, whether it be Perrier, Pelligrino, Polar, Saratoga Sparkling or Poland Springs, the flavored arena is a fulsome one. It also makes for a nice change.
GuS (aka Grown-up Soda) is pretty much a new kid on the block. A family owned business, these soft drinks have wide distribution in bodegas and fancy food stores.
Recently, I was introduced to another drink of “Sipperior” quality at the York Social, where Sipp is in the fridge. Like GuS, Sipp prides itself on its natural and organic flavors and recipes. The variety made with pear is an especially lovely blend, but the Berry Mojo drink is also lovely.
There was never a time when you acted like a mensch. You were always a bum, a crumb, a no-goodnik. I shoulda known!
It would have saved me having to pick up the pieces, the morsels of my life. I shoulda known!
I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection
When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet
Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered
Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me
Some memories amuse, others confuse, some
Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I
Have not served truth or justice, not always,
Just sometimes; glory is not mine to strut or savor,
Not always, just sometimes, Who were you? Who was I?