Friday, April 16, 2021

Kindred Strangers

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Before I could stop him... not that I would have seriously tried... Rick leaned forward as best he could muster his body to do so and ask the kid if he had ever considered getting a fucking job.

A Tricky Tricycle Caper

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My birthday came and went a few weeks ago, quietly and with little fanfare as birthdays should be once you have fallen headlong into your twilight years. And, the older I get the more I appreciate the value of quiet contemplation during our annual naked day celebrations over the...
I gave the driver a "please give me a second to wrestle my bag away from this drunk alligator" look and politely told this guy that it was no big deal... I could fix it when I got home... and that I hoped he'd have a nice day. It took him a second, but he came to understand that I was politely telling him to let the fuck go and back off.

The Fat City Bus Driver

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The problem with getting out in public is that there are people there...

Bus Ride Banter

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It took every fiber of my being to keep a straight face and nod sympathetically in the hope that - now that she was on a roll - she might elaborate, from a woman's perspective, on an opinion I happened to quite strongly share.

A Man On A Mission

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As he came into view, with his head down and not looking around at cars or other people, my neighbor approached – right on schedule – as if it was just like any other day of the week, month, or year. In that moment two truths became crystal clear to me : 1. The only thing in life that is absolute is death. 2. The best lives are those spent fighting to disprove rule # 1.

Greyhound Dreamin’

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He tossed and he turned and he moaned - for two and a half hours - and he groaned and he flopped himself over onto my shoulder as if I was some sort of fucking Michelin Man