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A Minute with Michael

  • Isn't it Outrageous
    It’s outrageous this outragethat has raged for so long,outraging the outrageousrage. Appalled at the apathy,apathetically appallingactionable angst, antithesesto amity and amiability.Broke down broken hearts,beating in bullrings ofbombastic blather…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 4:15pm -
  • A Quick Note on Friday the 13th
    No black cats to worry about,no ladders to walk under,no mirrors to break,no umbrellas to open indoors.Just superstition, nothing more,there can’t be anything terrifyingbehind that creepy lookingcloset door. There’s surely nothing under thebed, w…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • Rain Parade
    Springtime puddles peppered thesidewalks and streets of the winterweary city. Snow was fairly melted,and faint misty drizzle fell throughthe mildly warmer air.The city was an orchestra ofsplashes, splooshes and splishes,as cars discovered new pothole…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 3:28pm -
  • A Word or Two on Cats
    I’ve never felt very muchwhen a cat looks at me in the eyes.  I can usually getsomething from a dog,but a cat’s glare feelslike a passive judgment. Mammals in general arenot big on eye contact.Chimpanzees for instance,hardly ever look at humanbe…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 3:06pm -
  • The Girl with the Golden Eyes
    The girl with the golden eyessmiled at me. I hadn’t expected it nor wasI adequately prepared.I stammered and stuttered,made a quick joke, fixed mysweater and shifted my weighton the balls of my feet. She smiled at me again,eyes sparkling like sunse…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 2:41pm -
  • Moonset
    I just want to stay upuntil the Moon sets.I could have said Sun rise,but I think Moon set has a curious ring.Why don’t we refer to the Moongoing down as a Moon Set?We have Sun Rise, and Moon Rise,Sun set, but no Moon set.So I’m changing Sunrise t…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 4:37pm -
  • Deli Mill
    I’m forcing myself to comeup with something to write today.It seems like I haven’t writtena word of any substance in avery long while and I find itdistressing. My creative thoughts are jumbledin thought wheel limbo, churninglike an old mill water…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 4:54pm -
  • Slo-Mobious Strip
    In the end, it’s just likethe beginning.Slow and relentless,repeating.The same questions,Do they like me?Do they think of me?Am I being silly?The same answers,No,No,Yes.A cycle of motionturning in infinityas fast as molassesin winter, but not as ta…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 10:27pm -
  • The Seeds
    Their youthful tears are wateringthe seeds of revolution.A culture revolution based a classic ideal.“Justice and Equality for all.”A simple concept. Overly rationalizedthrough the two American Centuries,and then some.  It is a beautiful idea,oft…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 4:45pm -
  • At the Love-In
    Perhaps the Love-In movementwas right. Maybe all you do needis love…, love…, love.Our World, wacky with the piercing fangs of intolerance,hate, mistrust, suspicions, anger,rage-ahol, and general dislikefor that guy on the bus that smellslike he s…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:13pm -