Retail Calamity

We have all heard of the phrase “retail therapy,” correct?  The minute segment of the populace who haven’t heard of this phrase, please take a few seconds away from reading this, to google the meaning. I don’t find shopping in the retail world particularly therapeutic.  When I find myself in immediate need of an item, […]

Dark Al vs. Sunny Al

In central Pennsylvania, an intense rivalry between two breweries has been heating up for years, and is about to boil over. It is a rivalry of epic proportions, contending with those having historical impact.  It’s  Coke vs. Pepsi, Apple vs. Microsoft, Edison vs. Tesla, North vs. South, Hamilton vs. Burr, Da Vinci Vs. Michelangelo, Axis […]

One hand folded into another

You find value in my deficiencies, and fullness, in my vacancy. You find stability in my inconsistency, and bliss, in my melancholy. You find fortitude, in my frailty, and competence, in my inability. You find seriousness, in my buffoonery, and clarity, amidst my perplexity. You find exquisiteness, when I feel ugly, and offer hope, to […]

The Waste (V)

Lucius and Ignatius were seasoned hands when it came to setting up their camp.  They easily retrieved their tent from what seemed to be a disorganized pile of sacks, bags, and boxes.  Paris regarded the size of the bag with dubious curiosity, but from the too-small-seeming package they unfolded, little by little an unexplainably large piece of […]