In the Past Year …

Best of the 'Gest A poem about getting better. [A poem by SB SM, now a year older and, thus, a year better.] In the past year I got out of the car while it was still in gear. I went swimming with my wallet in my pocket, Took a shower with hearing aids in... Continue Reading →

What’s the craic, lads?

2021-02-23T16:00:00  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntil"Scratch the Travel Itch" Week. Tell us how you are doing it these days.. I listen to The Blindboy podcast. "What's the craic, lads?" Craic, pronounced "crack," is Irish slang for cool. The Blindboy produces the #1 podcast in Ireland. He's a former HipHop artist (one half of the duo Rubberbandits),... Continue Reading →

The Ta Ta Weenie Club

Review by SB Alec of the Central Vermont Silverbacks The Ta Ta Weenie Club is a sockdolager in the storytelling tradition, a collection of rollicking tales that made me whoop and laugh. [Editor's note: For others who had to look it up, a "sockdolager"is a powerful thing, or person] To borrow a phrase from author... Continue Reading →

A Manifesto

I'm usually not political, but ... ... this struck me as good satire. DEAR RED STATES... WE'VE DECIDED WE'RE LEAVING. Dear Red States...   We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.   We... Continue Reading →

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