Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dear Dorothy?

Hi Dorothy!    So glad I found you!  Lost your address in this hoo hah of “cleaning out” years of hoarding.  Hope you’re still doing Facebook.  I am somewhat sporadically and also blogging at nanmykel.com

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Poet’s Lament

It’s hard to write a funny verse, ‘specially when you’re glum and terse. I think that I shall never see a poem that’s sadder than my knee. Oh I know it could be much worse– I might have Trumpkin as … Continue reading

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1798 Newspaper Notice

While going through the hoarded family tid-bits in my home “office,” I discovered the following which appeared in a 1798  issue of the  Lynchburg paper, and subsequently got tossed after posting it here: $50 Reward To the person or persons … Continue reading

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I Like this Post Card

  I found it at a flea market about 40 years ago.  You are seeing why I have so much in my slush pile that I have to discard before i kick the bucket?

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The Dog of Pompeii

One of my favorite pasttimes as a child was reading a sad story to my little sister and bawling together at the top of our lungs. The most effective vehicle for this cathartic endeavor was entitled The Dog of Pompeii, in … Continue reading

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Where is empathy? Note JFK in rear of castor oil line

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Brain Bugs

Originally posted on surviving the specter:
This morning, as I was drinking a cup of coffee, a day after my 43rd birthday, I felt a convulsive scattering across the roof of my mouth. I choked. And spit. I looked down…

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