Archive for March 16th, 2014

It’s All In Your Head, Man

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Early Morning Sky Show

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

NO PhotoShop. Click picture to enlarge.

Leave Bruce Jenner Alone

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

There are more and more reports Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman. I don’t know if they’re true but I do know the United States of Pruderica is already giving him shit. Late night talk show hosts, gossip columns, and ragtoid scandal sheets are all peddling jokes and jeers about him possibly changing his life.

Jenner could not have just started having these feelings at 64.  He’s undoubtedly lived a life of fear and self-loathing hiding what he considers his true self behind a mask of respectability and conformity.  In this society you don’t get on cereal boxes and television if you’re “different.”  We don’t celebrate differences, we condemn and mock them.

However our culture is slowly becoming more accepting of people who came into this world not like “the rest of us.”  The religious people who should be leading this movement are often the first ones to speak out against it.  One day they too will be judged – just as they’ve judged so many they don’t understand.

A Wee Bit of Irish Philosophy

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

“Everything before the ‘but’ is bullshit.”

Example: “Well you know I’ve always thought you were special BUT…..”

17th Century Irish Philosopher Gary Glennon

Because You Inked It On Your Face

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

No Lack Of Characters

Sunday, March 16th, 2014


Can't remember the party.

Years ago. my ex-wife and I were talking about ‘characters.’ Do you know any?

Characters are people who live in their own colorful definition of reality and have a hard time fitting into the black and white world most of us share. I know a number of characters – a guy who was one of New York’s best safe crackers in the ‘60’s – a woman who believed she was John Kennedy’s illegitimate daughter – a man who became a pet groomer to find the reincarnation of his dead dog – well, the list could go on – I LOVE characters! But the discussion took an unpleasant turn when she said I was a character. Me?

“You’re kidding!” I said, “I’m not a character.”

“Characters never think they’re characters.” she said.

“Wait a little minute here, “ I said trying to get my thoughts together.

I thought of Johnny, a 65-year old guy who moved to Washington Square Park in Manhattan in December so he could be homeless and live in a cardboard box. When I asked him why, he said, “Franco – that’s New York! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!”

Then there was Christine, an ex-dancer with whom I was talking about “looks”. I said, “I know I’m no Brad Pitt.” She immediately sat up, seriously looked at me and said, “Why did you bring up Brad Pitt?”

Of course I said, “You know Brad Pitt?”

She laid down again and said, “I don’t want to talk about it.”

Now THESE people are characters! I’m not a character.

“Don’t worry about it,” she said, “There are a lot of good people who are characters.

“Yeh, well – what about YOU? How many people walk around deciding who’s a character and who isn’t, hmmm?”

“I see we can’t talk about this any more,” she said. And then she stood up and walked out of the room. What a character!