Dark and Swarthy (for AT)

It was his photograph which first caught my attention. I had been hastily responding to text messages on a dating site, surprised by my alleged popularity. I hadn't even reached out to him but found myself responding. And then I saw his photograph. For years and years I'd been attracted to the Northern European type: … Continue reading Dark and Swarthy (for AT)

Kissing, de novo

Kissing anchors a promise between two; Kisses can be the sound of winter-whitened whispering pines; fresh, slow, quiet; Kissing can be cagey and duplicitous; A kiss earns thirty silver coins; A kiss costs a lifetime; A kiss is as silent as a prayer; Kissing celebrates a war's end; A kiss draws breath lips tongues; A … Continue reading Kissing, de novo

There’s Cold and then there’s Cold!

THERE'S COLD . . . Cold cream, the cold shoulder, cold as ice, having a cold, Cold War, stone-cold dead, cold sores, knocked-out cold, cold (sexual disinterest), cold feet, cold turkey, cold water man (a Scot that doesn't drink alcohol), cold cuts, cold storage, catch a cold, "...has a cold..." (politician, diplomat, or executive is … Continue reading There’s Cold and then there’s Cold!

Summer’s Surrender to Fall

  Moments after awakening, your verve ignites the hope of one more day of Summer and you fly from bed covers sticking your landing on chilling quarter-sawn floors like Mary Lou Retton. Skating across the frozen floor you throw open the curtains (as if they were silken chenille drapery hung casually in your Latin Quarter Pied-à-terre) waiting … Continue reading Summer’s Surrender to Fall

My Penned Invention of the Pen Invention (repost)

  It would prove to be one of the most remarkable events to fall into the lap of England in   the 1930's. Even Sir Thomas Cartridge, the infamous historian, essayist, and reputed hawker of odious innuendo was aghast when he said, "Everyone familiar with this tragic and despicable crime certainly expected him to be found guilty. … Continue reading My Penned Invention of the Pen Invention (repost)