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Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Thirteen

SANTA IN GREEN

Returning home to Emporia from L.A. for the Christmas holidays, I found myself once again in a quandary as to where I might seek work and go exploring next. I’d seen commercials on TV about the Red Cross needing personnel to provide humanitarian services to the troops in the field overseas. […]

Headlines

The Summit

Anyone worried about the ramifications of the recently concluded Summit between the United States and Russia, stop. The Summit was not about the war in Syria, the situation in the Ukraine, Crimea or even Nuclear Weapons. President Putin and President the Donald Himself met for one reason, and one reason only, and that […]

All The News That’s Fit…

The headlines all across the TV News, the Internet and the Newspapers have screamed.

‘Woman Scales the Statue of Liberty!’

It sounds fantastic, sensational but well and we’re sorry to have to tell you this, she didn’t’ quite make it.

In fact, the woman, Therese Okoumou, didn’t even get to Lady Liberty’s big toe. She […]

The First Thing, the Second Thing and One Other Thing

Many years ago way before I even got married an older guy I knew, explained a few things about cheating on your wife. First, he explained the object was to cheat up. By that he meant someone younger and better looking. Otherwise, as he explained what was the point? Now we don’t endorse cheating but […]

Titles

The Mullahs in Iran are upset that President the Donald Himself has squashed the deal they made. They’ve called in John “I was in Viet Nam” Kerry, the guy they made the deal with and are talking his ears off. Our sources tell us that John “I was in Viet Nam Kerry”, has sat and […]

Some People Get It, Some Don’t

As the #metoo movement exploded across America New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined in as if he too was part of the movement. But now four of his ex-paramours have come forward to exclaim that he liked to beat and choke them. And, we realize all he was saying was, just like Big […]

Ideas, Great and Good

Pope Francis tweeted.

“Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.” Pope Francis @Pontifex.

Now why didn’t anyone else think of that? We guess that’s why he’s the Pope. Now we think this is a great idea but we also think Pope Francis […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Ten

 

Little Winking Lights

By the time my second summer following enrollment at KU arrived, the seismic shift in the nation’s culture was well underway. Protests against the war in Vietnam had erupted everywhere. The whole character of the music was evolving—Dylan, The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Joplin were all bringing […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part II

The next weekend, as it turned out, would unfold some unfortunate and disappointing happenings. My old girlfriend from Kansas State, Linda, came through Lawrence Saturday evening returning from an educational conference and stopped by to visit me. It was strictly forbidden for women to be in […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part I

He was waiting on the corner just beyond the student union, two textbooks nestled beneath his left arm, the ebb and flow of student bodies between classes energetically scurrying around and past, lending him that “forgotten” appearance like a lone leaf adrift on a stream. The […]