Maureen and Mark will be here until next Sunday so I don’t expect much to change here at Smoke and Mirrors. It’s not everyday that you can show someone from Australia around the city of Boston. The week at the Cape seems like a dream now, a very wonderful dream. With games like ‘Celebrity Heads’, […]
The laptop is now being turned off and will not be on again until I’m on Cape Cod. And when it comes back on, better watch out (and you better not cry) Snow in July? That’s preposterous, you say. Ah, yee of little faith. btw- for those of you following the Cape saga, Maureen and […]
Please say a prayer for all these folks taking to the air to get here, okay? Doesn’t have to be Robert Frost prose but keep them in your prayers. GodSpeed to all . . . Can’t wait to see all of you!
Dear Mom, I stopped by your grave tonight just as the sun was setting. The town seemed eerily quiet but the burnt orange sky to the west held promise of another day. Maybe it was remembering you, that’s the Utopian side of my brain at work. I had little to offer you save for my […]
Kinda hard for me to believe this guy did ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ in 77. I didn’t listen to him then but I’m sure as hell listening to him now. This blew me away. Gun control for the masses. Every single goddamned day another constitutional right gets thrown in the shitter by these bureaucratic boneheads. Republican […]
For Elizabeth & Sara and their favorite angel, fast asleep . . .
It’s always a daunting task starting a new journal; all that virgin white space, the absence of anything resembling a word or thought, and the cackling cynic inside me all trying to sway me towards more menial things like cutting my lawn (which needs to be done, btw) or re-grouting the tile in the bathroom. […]
I love this woman’s voice. She’s pretty easy on the eyes, too. Please listen to this. I’ll be back on Monday night. God Bless America, in the meantime
The above picture just hit me the right way seeing it’s rained the past 28 days. Currently it’s not raining but looks and feels terminally foggy. And I’m cranky. Let’s see what happens this weekend,eh? Happy 4th of July folks. Enjoy the pyrotechnics!