Category Archives: Little Ditties

Ain’t It Tree-mendous?

Because… 1) it has been hotter than Dutch love here all summer and… 2) Illinois is now an honorary member of the Saharan League and… 3) the city fathers had the bright idea to cut down most of the trees … Continue reading

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Give or Take

The English language is complicated.  And the American slang version of it is just plain weird. Take the way we refer to going to the bathroom.  In the colloquial, this is referred to as “taking a dump”.  What taking?  There is no … Continue reading

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The Rubaiyat of Redneck Heaven

A selection of verses.   VIII Whether at Potosi or Farmington, Whether the Cup with Jack or Boone’s Farm run, The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The cigarette ashes of Life keep falling one by one. IX … Continue reading

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We’re Havin’ A Heat Wave; A Tropical Heat Wave

Ode To A Tree In Summer I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. While lying in a leafy glade In summer’s heat, the blessed shade. But when dog days get even hairier, I long, instead, for … Continue reading

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Ode To The Summer Cold

I lay me down upon my bed, To seek a little sleep. Begins the drip, begins the hack, No rest – no dreaming deep. It does no good, I cannot breathe, Downstairs I go to find Some solace from the … Continue reading

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Short Little Attention Span Theatre

  Technologically Divertable Division     “To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the Slings and Arrows of outrageous (bzzz, bzzz)… of outrageous”  (bzzz, bzzz)… “Just a sec.” (tippity … Continue reading

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