Monthly Archives: October 2012

Namelies 5

Below is another group of Namelies, my version of the 1960s word game introduced in Mad. This time I use active names of living and deceased personalities in the field of show business. The fresh air that got Christopher Walken … Continue reading

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In the Doggerel House 5

This time verses suitable for Halloween are offered along with a few quatrains about authors and the writing life.  Poets like to walk in old graveyards   And I, too, march to that chorus; But I’ll give up that habit forever … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect 5

More speculations for revisionists to consider: What if Hernando de Soto had become a surly fur trader who punched every customer in the midsection to seal transactions? Would the scuttlebutt among the unhappy Indians have been “After you see the … Continue reading

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Questions to Ponder 5

Some more questions that seem to float to the surface in the middle of the night: If Frankie Avalon continues to perform on the oldies circuit, will he soon be singing “Just Ask Your Pacemaker”? Do the infants who get … Continue reading

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