Who Defines Crazy

Breakfast with Irv By Poor William “Me thinks the whole world is crazy except me and thee; and sometimes I wonder about thee.” — Old Quaker saying Irv: “Do you think there ought to be background checks before someone can purchase a weapon?” Me: “Yes.” Irv: “Do you think crazy people should be able to […]

I Hate Damning God

Who says, Buddha damn it, Mohammed damn it, or some such foolishness? By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” — The Third Commandment given to Moses by God Having spent many a year […]

Mornings with Tolstoy – Day Six

Limitations of Pride and Selfishness By WILLIAM PRENTISS Hours on end, thinking yet not seeing, hearing but not feeling, feeling but never expressing, this is my wakened state, unknown to none but me, and God of course, and maybe my sister. Sis read again from Tolstoy. She assumes I can hear but she doesn’t know for […]

Hollerin’ Hungry with a Ham on Your Back

By Poor William (Clarksdale, Mississippi) No sir! I cannot take credit for the fine title of this whim. Mr. Lil John McKee, my lifelong vato of less ill repute than I, shares “Colemanisms” with me on relevant occasions. They are birthed, reconfigured or passed along by another childhood friend of ours, who I will not […]