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Cream of the Cool

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad tells the story (via an unnamed narrator) of sailor Charles Marlow’s time as captain of an ivory-hauling steamboat along the Congo River. The 1899 novel, rooted in Conrad’s own experiences as a merchant sailor on the Congo, vividly portrays the horrors of Belgian colonial rule over and exploitation of Africa. Many aspects of the book…

I've been thinking about the double standard in this election: so, let's enter the imagination machine, step right up Ghouls and Boyars and bring your akavit, vodka, pot, meth, whatever.

Let's reverse the sexes.

Donna Trump is now a GIRL. She has a VAGINA and a VULVA and she acts JUST THE SAME....

... and uh, well, isn't that just like a woman? Fuck, the way she throws tantrums and all those emotions and not only is she…


Yesterday was a tough day for Mike.


Mike is a mechanic and he knows a lot about cars, but not a lot about much else.  He is one of only four repair guys in his one horse, two stoplight town.  

He goes to a local diner for supper after work most everyday unless a schoolbus needs a repair, or a similar emergency. He likes one of the waitresses, whose nametag says Sally, but everyone calls  her SJ, for Sally Jean.     

I think…



When the night shows,
the signals grow
on radios






Preceding the stillness of dusk

before the shadows surround us


In the last few minutes of early evening 

before a line of dark red merges with violet horizon