Recent Reviews for Tom Hyland
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 5/30/2010 9:37:46 AM|
SUNDAY, MAY 30th, 2010 -
DEAR READERS -
Because of a 'chance' encounter via Reviews at this site, just now, from an Author with a Tag of *STARMAN** I googled my Book Name, solely out of curiosity. When I clicked the Link, and was transported back in time, so to speak - i just HAD to read the above posting.
I had forgotten about the two excellent Reviews above, which literally brought tears to my eyes. What MIGHT have been! IF ONLY ... "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short!"
At the time when my First (and only) Book was published, Elizabeth (I call her Liz) had been my Mentor and partial 'confidant' for almost two years, and her timely Review made me BLUSH!
By the time that Laurel had done her Review, almost a year after publication, the AXE was about to FALL - but we did not know it! Although my 'One-Sided' Contract with Publish America 'locked me in' for SEVEN years - after only One year they simply CANCELLED my little book! 'Lack of Demand' was the stated reason in their COLD letter!
If I wanted the PLATES - it would Cost me Dearly - could not afford. So, they would DESTROY them! At the time, I had no less than Three Managers at Three separate Barnes & Noble Stores, as well as Greetings & Readings - that agreed to hold Book Signings for me!
But - ALAS and ALACK - when they all discovered that PA was just a smidgen above a VANITY PRESS, which would not Accept Back any Unsold books - they all dropped me like a 'Hot Potato!'
As Kirk Douglas sang the lyrics of "I've a Whale of a Tale to tell you Lads ..." in the movie "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" - " ... it's all True - I Swear by my Tattoo!"
My best guess is that less than 200 books were ever sold - and I bought about 50 of them myself, for distribution and Marketing purposes, as well as Gifts to Family members. If any were sold here at AD - I surely don't remember being told!
SO- DEAR READERS - "To Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed!"
BUT - now I am 'After-Warning' you all - EXACTLY FIVE YEARS LATE! DUH?
P-A-L ... Peace - Abundance - LUV ... Tom 'Still Wanna-Be' Hyland.
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 8/12/2009 7:04:40 AM
'Huge read. Huge entertainment..
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 9/21/2008 6:30:08 PM
Just keeps rolling right along. Enjoyable read, at least it was for me. Something different from the romantic novels I have been reading. More like the truth and not fiction. I loved it and glad you can write so well. Keep it up and hope the book sells well. I like the title, It is good for the scenes here.
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 5/29/2008 7:22:13 AM
Tom - I really enjoy your story so far, but have two questions for you:
1 - Is it necessary to rant...as in RANT, SHOUT, SCREAM...at your reader? I think it detracts from your story when used as often as you do. Word[s] repetition for emphasis is just as effective and less offensive to the eyes.
2 - If this is to be a hand-held book (in lieu of an e-book while reader is on their computer), why not name the article or book you reference and use "quoted passages" from same, rather than use the URLs to a website or ask reader to Google? Keep the reader into your book, not running off to their 'puter :o)
Just a few suggestions, Tom, cause I like this story...
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 8/30/2004 9:31:52 PM
As I read your story,I was taken back in time! I was a little girl again. who said you can't turn back the clock!I remember those days of "outhouses" and "parlors" and drawing water from a well. Those were the happy days we all need to remember, from time to time. THANKS! JUANITA JONES
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 10/14/2003 1:12:35 PM
You are an excellent writer !!!
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 2/26/2013 7:51:53 AM
Well Galz n Guyz ... today is Tuesday, February Twenty-Sixth, Two Thousand and Thirteen ... at Ten Forty-Five a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Was checking my stuff here, happened to click on this piece out of curiosity, and Lo and Behold... Mission Accomplished! got 5 Reviews this Second Time Around!
P.S. I AMUSED MYSELF !!! Thought it was Clever n Creative... of Course I AM SOMEWHAT BIASED... EH WOT?
America - Freedom to Fascism - Review (Short Story) - 10/6/2012 3:45:07 AM
WOW tom am i ever glad i stumbled onto your latest poem...was not sure at first what you were pointiing out and the conflicting comments from two MISGUIDED (i love shouting at times) readers...so i decided to check you out further...I'M SO GLAD I DID...and i plan to copy and SEND/READ/YELL this write to everyone i come in contaact with...KEEP IT COMING...PMEDLIN
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/26/2012 7:05:39 AM
Thanks for sharing your ordeal. How completely frustrating!!
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/16/2012 8:33:46 AM
Thanks for alerting me to this. Looks like you had quite an ordeal. At least you are lucky to have relatives that gave you some rest some nights. To think that before 1950 most rural Americans had no power. We had no AC as kids and remember many sleepless nights in the summer when it got hot.
You can read about how we survived hurricane Ike in my news section.
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/16/2012 2:33:57 AM
Glad to hear your ordeal is over, Cuz. But it could have been worse; hundreds of people out west have no homes to return to after all the devastating wildfires burned them out. As for food, get ready for soaring food prices since Drought now covers our farmbelt.
And it's 100 Degrees again in the Midwest, so get ready for more heat and violent storms.
PS: It's the hottest year on record, and most of our so called 'leaders' still laugh and say "There's No Such Thing as Global Warming - Don't Worry About It!"
What they fail to mention is that they all have humongous gasoline generators in their homes which keep them nice and cool whenever their power goes out. And I hear the oil companies will continue to give them free gasoline, as long as they keep approving the billion dollar subsidies.
"Global Warming? Ridiculous!"
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 9:44:23 PM
Wow! That is some ordeal, Tom. The power went out for some twelve hours around Christmas here... ...and I must say I was quite lost. Obviously, that was nothing compared to what you went through. Your words remind me of how dependent we have become on electricity. Thank you for sharing, Tom. Love and peace,
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 6:17:18 PM
And all that, my friend, can be laid at the feet. of the hot, steamed crabs!!!! Y'see, when you get crabs, one thing leads to another and pretty soon you find yourself running around with no juice.
I hope you've learned your lesson...STAY AWAY FROM THE CRABS!!!
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 4:31:10 PM
And there's a new heat wave heading your way even as I sit very comfortable here in So Cal feeling sooo bad for you... No kidding! I do really feel bad for you. I mean you're getting too old for this kind'a shit.
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 3:15:34 PM
Lucky to have insurance at all, cuz...find my poem about the storm here...I used to have a tree in front of my house, now it runs up along the side of my house...a friend cut it up but still it sits, the biggest parts right outside my house...oh and my awning got wasted, as did my picnic table and my bike got smushed...hope I never see a storm like that again...we were without power for 8 days, but somebody loaned me a generator for the a/c at night...how did I ever, when younger, live without air conditioning...LOL...keep smiling the best you can...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 5/5/2012 4:50:20 AM
I know how I felt when my dog dies - devastated. But the next dog was just as lovely.
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/3/2012 2:52:46 PM
Wonderful story, Tom; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/3/2012 3:51:39 AM
I'm glad you saved her, too. And I still think you should save another one, no matter how busy you are - you have the right 'heart.'
PS: The Great Animal Rescue Chase Site hopes to get One Million Rescue Stories. I think I've already sent in about ten of them, with more to come. I'm very sadly very busy myself - and not how I had expected to spend my 'Retirement.'
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/2/2012 2:48:55 PM
I think u need to get urself a dog...could ride with you at work...e
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/29/2011 7:07:06 PM
Sometimes all you can do is keep on keeping on....and you know what...even the blind mouse sometimes finds the cheese.....Thanks for the lesson in perasistance.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/28/2011 7:30:49 PM
In short, Mankind’s Greed and Apathy, created both War and Pestilence - not to mention Genocide, Homocide, Suicide, and even Pesticide!
Original, witty, and with meaning to boot! Well done, Tom. Love and peace to you,
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/28/2011 7:26:53 PM
Thank you for sharing this encouraging and "real life" story, Tom. It is inspiring. Love and peace to you,
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 3:04:13 PM
from the sounds of things...sounds like you have had the opportunity to "pay it forward!"
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 12:50:19 PM
Moral of the Story?
"Oft-Times, we are our own Worst Enemies"
Now ain't that the dog-gone truth, old Cousin Tom!!
PS: I wish I had two acres right now; I'd gladly mow it (and all my mutts would love it)!!!
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 5:31:02 AM
Excellent story Tom, thanks...we get stronger surviving what life throws at us...or so I am told...wish, for right now, I felt that way... <smile>...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeey
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 4:32:01 AM
Great, inspiring story, Tom. So many of us have gone through similar circumstances. Good for you for sticking with "it", "it" being the will to fight on. Since being here, on Authors Den, I find so many of our writers are ill, or depressed or living in or near poverty.I myself did the smartest thing I've ever done by obtaining a "Reverse Mortgage" about three years ago shortly before the bubble burst. And, at weeks from seventy-seven, I still do work, which is physical and I don't work a lot, but enough to subsidize and cover and live a decent life.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/21/2011 10:07:57 AM
Sounds as good as any other explanation.....
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 8:28:22 PM
Lucky number three says(and you know bad things come in threes). Just pullin' yer leg! I got confused when Able found a good looking babe(a pig from the movie's sake?)but Cain got stuck with Gladys the chimp. Too early for Noah and two by two cohabitation. But I get your point. Perfect satire in any age. Patrick
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 2:57:02 AM
Perzactly 2 years ago, t'was posted, and per the fictitious STATS here at AD - was perused by 2,085 people - but ALAS only 2 reviews!
And I see that one of those two reviewers was our dear departed old Brother Edvard (July 15th will mark the One Year Anniversary of when I last heard from him.)
And his comment was quite profound - 'maybe God should have stopped with the monkeys.' As I look around at our sad old world today, I now keep thinking about what it might have looked like as The Planet of the Apes, and I keep thinking that they probably would have taken much better care of dear old Mother Earth than we have.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/11/2011 2:58:06 PM
What fools those abnormals from Maryland be...especially thee...heehee...e
OATERS (Short Story) - 5/17/2011 10:07:23 AM
You have an easy style that's nice to read, Tom. Well done and interesting, too.
JERSEY DEVIL SICK ! (Article) - 11/25/2013 12:45:17 PM
I wish he was a tad closer.
He's about 2 hours from me here in Jersey.
I'm thankful for friends who keep me posted. He really needs a break.
We were supposed to go hiking years ago, time tends to slip away.
He's sure the fighter.
Hoping for the best here.
JERSEY DEVIL SICK ! (Article) - 11/25/2013 7:46:16 AM
Yes, thanks for checking out Ed's condition for me. Matlack has taken a ribbing from me for his running commentary on his life for many years without striking back because he needs all the friends he can get. And he needs his friends more than ever right now.
Here's to his speedy recovery so that he can enjoy turkey with the rest of us instead of the spam he has been getting.
JERSEY DEVIL SICK ! (Article) - 11/24/2013 5:57:21 PM
JERSEY DEVIL SICK ! (Article) - 11/24/2013 12:27:26 PM
Thanks very much for the update, Cuz Cur. Our thoughts and prayers are now with the old Jersey Devil Matlack for a speedy recovery.
REPARATIONS ? (Article) - 11/16/2013 9:30:26 AM
As usual, you have your history and your thoughts right. Immigrants to this country are usually faced with tremendous odds including culture and language. But, they usually assimilate within one generation and become leaders in many fields.
I worked for a "separate but unequal" institution for over 30 years. While there was greatness there, it was overlooked in favor of the many administrations fleecing the state and federal government for funds to enrich themselves and their cronies rather than focus on the greatness and the benefit of the students who came for an education and were held up for their state in federal grants. I have seen several dips in the pot of reparation wasted on graft and frivolous one upmanship.
The only way that this will change is when everyone gets a fair shake and we include people "by the color of their character" rather than some other determination.
REPARATIONS ? (Article) - 11/16/2013 12:42:35 AM
Yup, there are people in the world today that are still demanding vengeance and reparations from the descendants of people they think may have stolen a goat from one of their ancestors 3000 years ago. I think it's silly. However, in my case I believe one of my ancestors was speared by a member of the Goom Goom tribe back in the stone age when he complained about one of the Goom Goom tribe's member's pet sabre tooth tiger;s relieiving himself on the pathway to his cave. This...I will not forgive! So any of you descendants of the Goom Goom tribe out there better send me a couple of bucks...I'm starting to get really angry.
In all seriousness, Tom. These days I find there are a lot people and things out there urging that you hate them, In fact sometimes I have to stop and fight off the urge. Luckily, I recognized a long time ago that we are all born with Love and God are in our hearts, even atheists. I also realized a long time ago, that when you fill your heart with hatred, there is no longer room for either. It's a really stupid trade that is not worth making. .
REPARATIONS ? (Article) - 11/15/2013 5:16:10 PM
"Why Can't We ALL Live in PEACE?"
Sorry, my friend. I doubt that will happen in our lifetimes, or our children's or their children. Let's see now? World War one was the war to end all wars as was World War two. Hmmm? How are those two wars "to end all wars" working out for us? Not so great, I think.
TOLL INCREASES IN MARYLAND (Article) - 7/9/2013 9:01:25 PM
The Beatles spained it best, Tom in the lyrics of their song,,,Tax Man..."If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet." Indeed, Read my lips...No New Taxes....Oh..and... a....don't forget to pay the new lip reading tax
TOLL INCREASES IN MARYLAND (Article) - 7/9/2013 9:15:48 AM
Okay, what the hell is a 'rain tax'? It's been over 20 years since I lived in Maryland but I didn't know it was possible to be taxed for getting wet. Does it cost extra for the acid in the rain?
You're right, Tom, I'm being silly but I'd seriously like to know what a rain tax actually taxes. Machines to dry wet roads? Culverts and sewers? I'm utterly confused.
Nice rant, though.
TOLL INCREASES IN MARYLAND (Article) - 7/9/2013 5:24:54 AM
Everyone is getting screwed!
TOLL INCREASES IN MARYLAND (Article) - 7/9/2013 4:45:36 AM
I can't speak for your part of the country, and it appears that Maryland residence are being screwed by outrageous increases in regressive taxes (taxes on the least able to pay––on daily services and goods used by wage earners) while progressive taxes are being cut in the name of “reducing” government expenditure (paying for unnecessary wars and privatizing basic government services with many hidden costs).
We were just hit with a tollway increase as well. Neglect of the infrastructure in this country is appalling. The way that politicians are now dealing with it in an economy that does not produce enough taxes to cover the band-aid approaches to infrastructure fixes is to tax the current users.
Immigration and and massive movement to the cities caused by unemployment is something that must be addressed one way or the other. If it is being done badly, it needs to be revealed.. Thanks for doing that.
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 6:31:41 PM
Sing it, sistah!
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 5:34:22 PM
Don't blame me, I can't vote...background issues...e
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 7:57:19 AM
Unfortunately we can whine and moan and rant until we pass out from lack of oxygen and it isn't going to change a thing. 'They' have to vote on whatever changes we want and 'they' are never going to vote 'yes' on anything that takes money out of their pockets. I just saw a cartoon yesterday that showed a woman dropping a money bag into a mailbox labeled 'IRS' while a fatcat pushes a wheelbarrow full of money bags to the water line and sets it floating (to follow three already in the water) toward the Cayman Islands. Wonder where all those Congressmen and powermongers bank their dough? I don't wonder at all.
I am smiling with teeth worn to nubs from all the grinding.
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 6:44:29 AM
Funny, the same things that piss you off, piss ME off....and your solutions are similar to mine. As a friend of mine once said..."great garbage scows sail ddown the same sewer."
ANGER (Article) - 3/21/2013 6:34:02 AM
Some good advice about handling our anger. I still don't know what “VTI” is, except some initials for some psychiatry syndrome (will have to do a quick lookup).
It's funny that you would present this while I am struggling with two helpers who expressed anger. The first is my loving other half who is and will do everything for me, but is so stressed, overworked, and sleepless that she sometimes lashes out over nothing. Did I say she was in menopause? Five minutes later, she is back apologizing and making up for everything she was angry about. I believe it helps her relieve the stress she has.
The second helper is more difficult. She reacts in anger over almost any comment I make, particularly over news items. She blames “Caucasians” for everything and claims she knows more about everything than I. I have learned not to challenge her on the verocity of her claims, because it only makes her angrier. So I let her go on and on until she runs out of angry things to say. I am very good at absorbing all this anger because it doesn't affect me at all.
I sense that she has very low self-esteem caused by being abused and having to go to work at low-level jobs when she was seventeen. My work is one of those low-level jobs that she does quite well in spite of her anger. I believe, that with time, her anger toward me for representing Caucasian thought will go away and she will find me to be an inspiration like so many others have already.
There seems to be a lot of angry people in this world and it does us no good to isolate them or punish them until we know what really made them angry in the first place. Like I said, I found that angry tirades towards me are more easily absorbed than aggressively attacked.
ANGER (Article) - 3/19/2013 4:21:25 AM
And I thought by your title that this was going to be about Matlack!!
WE STINK ! (Article) - 2/26/2013 7:16:25 AM
Hmmmm....Thomas, Thomas, Thomas......so true. Almost borders on too much information....We humans are a cornucopia of vile odors that other beasts with more developed sniffers find either interesting or horrifying....
WE STINK ! (Article) - 2/26/2013 6:51:48 AM
Wow. Of all the things I might have expected of you, a 'cleanliness is next to Godliness' rant would have been close to the bottom of the list. We can't stop 'excreting' without dying. The machinery MUST keep on running, using up the fuel we put in and getting rid of the nasty by-products. It's imperative. And you left out gas. Showering isn't going to help THAT at all. I could go on a matching rant here but I won't. I'm too busy scratching my head (did you forget that horrific dirty hair smell) wondering what set you off on this one. Actually I'm shivering here remembering a guy who worked in the same office I did who had all these and a couple you haven't mentioned and I WON'T. Trust me, UGH just won't begin to cover THAT guy. Still scratching, I remain, your confused friend.
MY KNEES (Article) - 2/3/2013 8:04:50 PM
That's wonderful, Tom! Sending this to a dear friend of mine. Thanks for the tip.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
MY KNEES (Article) - 2/2/2013 1:26:57 PM
Thanks for the reminder Dad! I am so glad to hear that your pain is gone!!! and that you can move more freely...I had my final appointment set up on the day of the hurricane so I need to reschedule and finish up and tweak my knee a little more. I have so much more mobility with my knee, shoulders, ankle and hand after trying biopuncture/prolotherapy and my pain is gone too.
WHEN ARE 'THEY' GONNA 'GET IT'? (Article) - 12/31/2012 8:56:21 AM
He killed his on mother first? Is this about Sandy Hook or by now another atrocity? Sadly even Cain found a rock and killed his only brother, when no guns were available. Food for thought here, pal, food for thought you have given. I voraciously attack anyone who begs to differ, but I say give the next almost victims guns. Let us even the score. It worked in Kennesaw, Georgia, where everyone was required to take gun ownership classes and own a registered firearm. The crime-rate plummeted. It was written up in either Playboy or Penthouse. So either everyone is armed to the teeth or no one except law enforcement. What is next vigilantism. America's Sheriff Joe what's his name from AZ wants armed citizen posses patrolling his schools. More patrolling, less paroling. That is my platform!
WHEN ARE 'THEY' GONNA 'GET IT'? (Article) - 12/16/2012 8:30:49 PM
For all the anger Tom, you retain a rational attitude, unlike some others who think that a total ban on guns is the answer. It's hard to put the genie back in the bottle, but at least high power weapons of war can be banned without damaging the constitution. As for selling weapons overseas, governments all over the world are drenched in innocent blood, shed for their profit.
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 12/5/2012 12:26:47 AM
In curmudgeon mode are we???? I guess you need that second cup of coffee...
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 11/16/2012 4:05:52 AM
You're startin to sound like King Romney "They should all just Self Deport themselves!" But then who is gonna work at all the less than minimum wage jobs that 'real Americans' don't want??
DISGUSTING STUFF !!! (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 2:07:37 PM
"STICKY ... SLIPPERY ... SLIMEY" Sounds like good sex to me.
DISGUSTING STUFF !!! (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 2:02:35 PM
I'm to old to run, but my nose is still young.
DISGUSTING STUFF !!! (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 11:52:45 AM
I resemble those feelings. As a young boy on our gravel playground at Central grade school in north-central Wisconsin, I managed to mess up a handkerchief a day until they were all green slime in my pocket. I admired the guys… Sixth-graders… Who could put one finger over a nostril and shoot a long yellow one about 10 feet from the other nostril. What fun in those cold, coal burning days with more colds than flies on the kitchen sticky tape.
DISGUSTING STUFF !!! (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 8:48:35 AM
You sure have a way with words, you smooth character, you!
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 12:43:37 PM
Bang on, Tom! Love and peace and best wishes,
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 12:42:33 PM
Thank you for keeping us informed, Tom. Prayers and best thoughts sent as requested. Love and peace,
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 2:11:28 PM
Thank you for keeping the AD family in the loop, Tom. Heal well, dear Ed, and come home soon. xx
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 9:26:35 PM
hope the jersey boy recovers soon ...
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 4:44:26 PM
Seems ED was looking for apartment before he took sick. none secured yet.
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 5:45:29 AM
I'm so sorry to learn about what's happening to Ed. Wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery. Thanks so much for posting the updates!
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 12/3/2013 11:44:20 PM
A few more prayers for the ole coot Matlack wont hurt a bit, so prayer for your lungs to fill back up with your healthy 'hot air';a prayer that your ol' gut will heal and function properly to send the final product to the colon for processing and extrusion of the toxins, crud, and unknown matter to pass out of your worn-out body in a smooth manner! Now,about your heart...There should be about a dozen \Love-Pouches/ ready for a "drip" into your veins to heal the sluggish heart.That's a whole lot of LOVE anti-virus to cure you good, as it comes from all your AD Buddies!! Ya can't get betteeeeer medication than the LOVE anti-bodies <3 <3 <3 <3
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/3/2013 2:07:27 PM
Hoping for a vigorous comeback for Ed.
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 9:18:40 AM
Thanks so much for the update on my wild NJ neighbor.
Man I'm wishing he gets a break.
Let's all wish him in good shape for the holidays.
He's to young for all this!
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 3:28:17 AM
thank you for the update
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 7:51:23 PM
Thanks for the info on Ed, Tom. He's been through some rough times before, and praying for good recovery this time,too. I read y'all, but don't have the stamina to write and comment, much. Need a couple surgeries, but not possible with the "unfixable" abdom. aneurism I have;can't do much but wait until the aneurysm burst...'til then I'm still breathing 'cause Im ornery :-) I, too, miss Georg, and wonder what has happened to Eilen w.
Love and Blessings to All - Micke
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 8:15:04 AM
From the looks of your picture, old Ed's in deep shit. If it's one of those hospital superbugs, it will be difficult to get rid of. I came back from one of those untreatable infections last year so it is entirely possible that he can recover and getting back to his old nasty self.
It is strange that he never told us that he was moving to an apartment. Perhaps he was ashamed of giving up the lifestyle he loved so much. I really felt bad when he had to give up his favorite friend, Rufus. It's a good thing that he has René to help look after him.
Thanks for keeping us posted. And, thanks for the tip on sending him e-messages, Ed.
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 3:22:54 AM
You're a good man, Charlie Brown. Thanks very much for the update.
And if you visit the Cooper Hospital website, you can send an E-Message to the old Jersey Devil that will be delivered to his room.
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 12:16:51 AM
Thank you for the address.
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 12:16:24 AM
Thank you Tom. Thanksgiving is not a good time to be in a hospital but it is our prayer that Ed experiences healing miracles that only our Lord can provide.
"Prayers are going up so blessing can come down."
John & Liz Domino
MATLACK UPDATE (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 9:48:51 PM
The picture says "spoof"
But your words say "serious"
Hope he's OK.
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 10:05:55 PM
Whatever the Lord wills my friend. My life belongs to Him. Amen
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 9:19:53 AM
I have noted that these apply to me daily:
I Can't Bathe Myself ...
Wipe My Own Butt ...
Feed Myself ...
Travel Independently ... (Once I'm properly dressed and my driving belt is in place, I can drive myself around for the day, but not travel without assistance)
So should I shoot myself?
Otherwise, I tend to agree with everything that you've written except the part about being blind. For that all I have to do is think about Helen Keller or Ray Charles, and I wouldn't pull the plug just yet.
Between the old-fashioned Hippocratic oath, greedy hospitals and doctors, and the weird "right to life" cult, its time that we start to take our right to our own decisions back from all these "holy are than thou" decision-makers.
And I thought you were writing about the damned Department of Natural Resources! ;-) Or worse yet, about the Jersey Devil.
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 8:25:47 AM
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 6:35:43 AM
there is a difference between living and just beig alive. A friend of mine had D. N. R. tattooed on his chest. it can't be missed.
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 4:22:09 AM
Glad to hear you aren't in the Pit of Despond, my friend.
About 9 years ago I found two obviously biased, non-family-members to witness my living will which required them to agree that I was 'of sound mind' and capable of making such a momentous decision as to whether I was willing to be kept alive by machines. I'm not at all sure my mind has ever been 'sound' but it does function. I watched my mother become ever less capable of communicating because of a brain tumor and my father retreat into a nearly vegetative state with Alzheimers I never want to be either place. Then I watched my husband suffer, bedridden, for 3 months. I don't want to be there either. Why can't we have a Dr. Kevorkian? Don't we have a right to choose when existence has become more burden than life? Sign me up for the bracelet, too, Tom, when you find out where to get one.
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 3:22:35 AM
i believe the same , a quality of life over just existence
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 3:03:56 AM
I agree; if I can't function anymore, I want to leave this earth. And Soylent Green's grim prophetic future is getting much closer than many choose to believe:
'a dystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans, and a scorching climate due to the greenhouse effect.'
D. N. R. (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 12:14:05 AM
NO PILGRIMS ... I AM NOT DESPONDENT ...
JUST ... PRACTICAL !!!
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/25/2013 11:43:24 PM
TO ALL WHO HAVE REPLIED WITH PRAYERS & WELL-WISHES ...
THANK YOU! TOM...
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/25/2013 11:34:34 PM
I pray for Ed to make a come back that will bless others abundantly. Amen
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/25/2013 9:18:47 AM
I don't pray but hope that he gets better soon. Miss his curmudgeo rhymes.
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 12:30:02 PM
Thanks very much for the info, Cuz.
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 11:35:38 AM
Sending up prayers throughout the day.
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 11:02:32 AM
Prayers upon prayers are being sent his way.
DEATH & TAXES ? (Poetry) - 11/15/2013 9:14:22 AM
Oh, I feel so much better! Ha ha! You do tell it like it is, hon!
DEATH & TAXES ? (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 8:40:28 PM
That's a lot to say, and a lot that needs said.
DEATH & TAXES ? (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 9:17:24 AM
My mother never worked anything but menial jobs, and my father was a truck driver, a Teamster, receiving a Teamster pension that did not continue with his death to my mother. Anyway, my mother is now at the point where she needs to leave her apartment and move into a small assisted living home. She and my father enjoyed 20 years of hanging out at the lake in summer and warmth of South Texas golfing during the winter. It was a wonderful retirement that encompassed about one third of their working lives.
As for me, I will be working (writing) until my dying day, taking little or no time off for "retirement." And I will make sure that I will vote for the most empathetic and least money grubbing of politicians.
DEATH & TAXES ? (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 2:50:55 AM
Every Time Another Rich SOB Is Re-Elected ...
We Are 'Cutting Our Own Throats!'
And the cutting will continue. I'm amazed that only half of them are millionaires; maybe the other half are hiding their wealth in offshore accounts.
It sadly takes millions of dollars to get elected to office today, and our so called 'leaders' cater to those giving them the millions needed to get elected. Who do you think they will cater to; The average Joe contributing $10 to their campaigns or the special interest groups contributing $10 million???
DEATH & TAXES ? (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 9:21:27 PM
P.S. ... The Same Principle Applies to The Social Security CAP !
If Payroll Deductions Were on Every Freaking Dollar Earned ...
There Would NEVER EVER Be a PROBLEM !!! NEVER !!!
MEET MY MEAT ! (Poetry) - 10/31/2013 4:39:59 PM
It seems that you and I agree on many things...I didn't know what Buffalo wings were until I burned my lips off. A lot of Rocky Mountain Oysters are scarfed in these parts, but I can't bring myself to dine on those parts!
MEET MY MEAT ! (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 2:34:50 PM
NOTICE to ALL ...
I wasted over an Hour trying to get the Picture right side up,
but the stupid AD website keeps turning it... I GAVE UP !!!
MEET MY MEAT ! (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 7:34:01 AM
You are living proof that eating meat is not unhealthy. I'm with you on most of this, including the little chicken wings misnamed "Buffalo wings." If they were Buffalo, I would eat them… Yum Yum.
Methinks you overdo the blue crabs. My girlfriend and I used to fish for them in the Trinity River near the ship channel. Later I found out that those crabs contain almost all of the nasty chemicals and heavy metals we read about as being very destructive of our brains. Fortunately we didn't catch very many and I only eat a few.
MEET MY MEAT ! (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 6:25:54 AM
"Pleased to meet you. Glad you guessed my name. But what's troubling you is the nature of my game."
MEET MY MEAT ! (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 3:28:51 AM
You've done it now - the mouth watering Jersey Devil is heading your way right now because of your invitation to meet your meat!
PS: He says he's gonna stay with you until after Thanksgiving - he wants to meet your turkey meat, too.
PPS: He is a little disappointed though because you didn't mention his favorite meat - Road Kill. (He'll probably bring what he finds along his route.)
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 1:19:57 PM
A fine rant... ...apt and timely and real. Thank you, Tom. Love and peace,
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 1:18:08 PM
Wow! Thank you for the lesson Professor Tom. I appreciate it. Love and peace,
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:36:01 PM
Why I don't wash... I hate killing 'em.
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 7:14:38 AM
We seem to be caught in the middle of an infinitely outward expansion and an infinitely downward regression of life forms. The big stuff kills and so does the small stuff. Laughter seems to be a good survival mechanism. Interesting and fun read.
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 6:51:35 AM
These critters are on every surface and in every place imaginable. Excellent and informative write
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 6:16:29 AM
So true! I am a probiotic freak! I truly enjoyed reading this. Class over?
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 2:46:40 AM
Fascinating, Tom. Unless I've misunderstood my own reading on this subject, those little critters live in a healthy intestine and enable us to absorb the nutrients in our food. If you've EVER been on a course of antibiotics (what a word! against life? seriously? who thought that up?) and what American hasn't been in this day and age, probiotics (a much better word) are exactly what you need. Get those microbes back up and running.
And I love that you still have such a hungry mind, Tom. If you never stop learning you'll stay young until the day you quit breathing.
TEENSEY-WEENSEY LIL CRITTERS ! (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 2:39:37 AM
A most interesting topic, and if you want to study unusual teensey-weensey lil critters, may I suggest a visit to a certain motor home in Jersey - quite a wide variety reside there!
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 9:51:07 AM
I don't know about you, but I have never been "SERVICED" by the government...is that the kind of "servicing" that Clinton got while he was still in the Oval office...if so I will gladly take that kind of servicing, post haste but not in haste, its better slow and easy...e
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 3:00:11 AM
Horse-Shit Is Good - It Makes The Grass Grow Green;
Congress Is Bad - They Serve Themselves, Not You and Me.
And Even If We Do Throw Out All of Them That Are In There Now,
The New Ones Very Quickly Become Just Like The Old Ones Somehow.
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 11:26:05 AM
While you rant, I'll sit idly (ideally?) by and watch the show knowing that it all amounts to nothing more than a hill of beans. Michael is right. But we should all hope for Mr. Roberts goes to Congress, or whatever the title of that idealistic movie was where Joe citizen served, but didn't service.
Let's use our petitions and votes to change the government back to something that serves the people, not the rich, and not the stupid manipulators and sociopaths that seem to populate political parties. Let's all back Independents who pledge to serve for two years at average pay for their working hours and required travel, and then leave office. Senators should give up their 6 years of immunity for two years as well.
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 9:44:46 AM
Perhaps it should be re-named "A Living WON'T." This is cool, gave me a chuckle and made me think at the same tuime. My sentiments are the same as yours and have been aptly communicated.
Hope tyhings are going well in Bawlmer. From your bud in Manch Vegas, Cow Hampsha...
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 9:21:41 AM
Jeez Tom....why don't you get a little angry?? I can't feel the emotion-NOT!!!And I second your rant....IN SPADES!!!!!
FWIW the song you are referring to is the "Colonel Bogey March" Written in 1914 by Leftenant R.J. Ricketts, a Brit...See WIKIPEDIA...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey_March...I remember it being used in Comet commercials when I was a kid, and we had a similar ditty....
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 8:29:51 AM
Every politician elected should serve one year in office and three years in prison.
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 7:21:41 AM
I love this, cause this is so true...
HORSE-SHIT ! (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 6:58:42 AM
Could it have been "Triumphal March from Aida"? Anyhow, I agree with you whoeheartedly!
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 2:29:26 AM
I've completed my Living Will - I've instructed Mean Tall Woman to cremate me and put my ashes in the kitty litter boxes - our cats will get a kick out of that.
PS: Old Jersey Devil Ed just did his Living Will, too - you get his prized 50-year old collection of dirty Jockeys - I think he really likes you!
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 11:52:36 AM
All that research, while damn familiar, was a blast! On that vegetable list I eat about two thirds of them every day. My big worry is, while I've told everybody and his brother to pull the plug early, chop me up for transplants and research, burn the rest and don't put up any markers anywhere where the answers are spread, somebody will ignore that and spend thousands on caskets and “hallowed” ground.
That old philosophical conundrum about the tree is wrong. It is man centric and egotistical to think that the only sounds are heard by humans when almost every damn animal, bird, lizard, fish, and probably insect has ears and can hear the tree falling and definitely hear the crash it makes when it hits the ground––a conundrum solved.
It never was about a “talking” tree, anyway.
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:39:30 PM
Love this, darlin'. You got almost to the end before you used a single profanity. An exercise is restraint if ever I've seen one. I like 'corrupt, oily, narcissistic, greedy, rapacious, erroneous, sanctimonious slimeballs' myself.
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:29:56 PM
Aside from a reversal in your Marc Antony quote (should be 'the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones') I absolutely love this and echo your edict. For all that's good and kind don't leave me to moulder in a bed! Pull the damned plug, cremate the remains and drink a toast to the life I led!
Also, as usual, I adore your tongue-in-cheek delivery. Morbidity, stupidity, humidity. Lovely and definitely made me grin. And, since you took Jimmy Durante, I'll quote The Spaniels. "Goodnight, Sweetheart, well it's time to go." Hugs, darlin'
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 7:27:18 AM
This was fun to read! I hope you did well playing 8-Ball. Awwwww! I used to wait for Jimmy Durante to step into those lighted areas as he closed the show and say that! Nice memory. Thanks!
LIVING WILL ? (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 6:46:39 AM
I always appreciate your with and humor, Tom. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 9:34:39 AM
Caustic acrostic to the max! I expected your usual verbiocity but I think the buck got your tongue and you had a shutdown. ;-)
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 3:11:04 AM
I agree that they are Self-Serving, but they are far from Simpletons.
As they pretend to be very concerned about government workers not getting paid during the Shutdown, their elaborate paychecks (and healthcare benefits) continue.
PS: I was still working for the government during the last shutdown 17 years ago; I didn't get my paycheck, but they did.
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 5:25:31 PM
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 3:05:58 PM
OMG, a short and to the point write from the master of diarrhea from the mouth...this is right on and right to the point...e
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 12:26:59 PM
"N on-Partisan, Hmmm?" When you say, "Congress" you do mean the Seenate also, don't you Tom?
C O N G R E S S (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 11:22:56 AM
Right on the money.
TALL TALES OF TALL SHIPS (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 2:29:46 AM
Enjoyed this since I am a History Buff, and I remember King Edward Cigars, too - my Dad used to smoke them (and I'd steal one out of the box every now and then.)
TALL TALES OF TALL SHIPS (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 11:47:44 AM
Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of cheap wine for you, you BUM...e
TALL TALES OF TALL SHIPS (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 8:17:12 AM
A great article… Poet! I don't get down to the sea often, so the closest thing I've seen is the 1949 folkboat (all wood) I almost bought.
I like the part where “the Hull was being reconditioned.” Thanks, I sure needed that.
I have a breadbox circa 1900 that has the USS Constitution painted beautifully on the top. My grandfather used it for a toolbox and it was the only thing of his that I inherited. I used the tools––and lost them all––many years ago while working on my 1935 Ford hot rod. The breadbox now occupies a space on my fireplace hearth in the living room. I haven't been able to find any other breadbox like it. I too, wonder what it's worth.
TALL TALES OF TALL SHIPS (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 2:22:01 AM
TALL TALES OF TALL SHIPS (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:33:15 PM
Very interesting. I used to hear my brother (deceased) who was in the Navy talk about a lot of these old ships. I've been to Mystic Conn. to see some of the old tall ships. Amazing! Thank you.
MEMORIAL DAY 2010 (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 8:53:23 AM
I LOOK AT THE INSCRIPTION ON THE PICTURE POSTED AND MUSE AT HOW, IN JUST A FEW YEARS, THINGS HAVE CHANGED SO DRAMATICALLY. SOME PEOPLE, 'BLIND' TO THE FACT THAT IT IS ONLY GOD THAT HAS KEPT US TOGETHER AS A NATION, ARE NOW TRYING TO TAKE THE PHRASE, "...UNDER GOD..." OUT OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLIGENCE. BUT, NO MATTER WHAT IS DECIDED BY THE COURTS, I WILL ALWAYS GIVE 'GOD' THE CREDIT FOR OUR NATION'S SURVIVAL...ALWAYS!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE THAT PROTECT HER! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 7:09:24 PM
Yes,to all of the above.
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 1:22:47 PM
I should have died in ought 9, but God didn't want me, I guess...since then two times more I "should" have died, but again God saw fit to leave me here to complete whatever task he had for me to do...I just wish he would shit or stop smoking the pot, because I am tired of living and I want to find out what I am being kept here for...e
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 8:19:46 AM
I heeded your message along time ago and got my shit together. Now I'm beholden to nobody or to care about what others think or do. I've provided for those who I care about and will continue to provide for them as long as I have time to. After all, that's all we have in this world.
I have plenty of time for dessert to top off my meal followed by Jim Beam or Bacardi, my liquor dejaus.
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 2:21:08 AM
very well put
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 2:06:50 AM
"Life is Too Short...
Eat Dessert First!"
Indeed it is. And after eating dessert, have a shot or two of Wild Turkey.
PS: I keep telling that Jersey Devil to send you and I a case of beer before it's too late.
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE... (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 11:17:00 PM
Hey Tom, What a GREAT wake-up call. Well, now I can get some sleep. Let someone else take over the watch me worry post. It's crazy the petty things we worry about. I have three part time jobs. I was concerned about being canned from one tomorrow. Could be the Biggest Blessing of my life! Boy, are we humans stupid or what? We could learn a lot from a cat.Meow! Good Night Mate.
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 5:33:16 PM
I knew that was not Polish sausage but I always enjoy your wit and humor, Tom. Thank you for sharing... ...and don't listen to Ed (I'm sure you don't anyway ☻.) Love and peace,
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 7:30:05 AM
It's the chaotic world we live in I suppose. Great rant, Tom. Love and peace to you,
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/11/2013 3:02:52 AM
No matter which City or State you live in ...
Every Day - the Same Back-Ups - in the Same Places ...
On the Same Roads ... DUH ???
Definitely a Conspiracy. Our so called 'leaders' get big contributions from oil companies. The more Back-Ups created, the more gasoline is consumed - the richer they all become.
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/10/2013 10:12:23 AM
I see orange barrels and detour signs in my sleep!
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 9:53:18 PM
Good poetic gesture...
Media garbage = fake, smoke & mirrors!
Life outside the door you live = reality!
We simply cannot live life through a TV set but many do.
Peace be with you.........
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 6:13:18 PM
I know how you feel, Tom...I am lucky that I don't see this problem because I live way out in the sticks and there are precious few road closures, but when I worked in like Philadelphia, cripes, everyday for weeks at a time & you know they CAN work at night...instead they pick rush hour to totally screw up traffic...feeling for you doesn't help as you are making money making deliveries and these hold ups make you less money...but you just gotta keep pluggin' along...lucky you have a nice comfortable car to cruise around in...e
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 1:00:00 PM
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. There, now that I've said that I would say that it's just some infrastructure projects trying to put immigration reform to work. Those of us unemployed can just curse because we can't get the corner liquor store for our daily ration.
Who, who, who let the dogs out? Probably Mr. Ed––he's got lots of them. ;-)
WHO ? (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 4:27:55 AM
As you said it's happening everywhere. The price of progress?
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 7:19:26 AM
And Mr. Hyland, is the Un-Cola now? But I would bet a beer or two would go well with the UN-Burger.
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/7/2013 4:25:40 PM
What a cool twist in poetic fashion. UNdersandingly delightfully different!
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/7/2013 2:45:32 AM
Let's see... I UN der stand... means I'm der seated...and if I'm Un der seated...den I'm der standing... ACHTO LIEBE!!!! I tink I got it now!.
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/6/2013 11:12:14 AM
You forgot Dr. Pepper, the first un-cola cola that was probably fourth.
I'll place my bet on good old-fashioned bratwurst. Nothing against Polish sausage, but I think that brats are better. Yum Yum.
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/6/2013 9:37:03 AM
Firstly that thing in the picture looks disgusting as does this sausage from Baltimore...what does Baltimore know about good food, except for maybe those crab things...? And if YOU recommend it, I then know its really crap, you have NO taste whatsoever...Hell even PeeWee from Chicago has better taste in food than you...with that said I warn all other readers to don't go out of your way for any food from Balmer...again, especially if you recommend it...(I heard that, love you too Cuz...) e
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/6/2013 5:50:09 AM
You're making my mouth water UNbelievably!
UN ... ? (Poetry) - 8/6/2013 3:45:31 AM
My first thought when I saw your pic: "That ain't no Polish Sausage!"
And I see that I was right. Polock Johnny sounds like quite a character, and there's nothin better than Smoked Polish Sausage.
Polack Pee Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
HAPPY 358th BURF-DAY ! (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 10:34:21 AM
This is going to be fun!
HAPPY 358th BURF-DAY ! (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 9:18:15 AM
SO - Dust off yer Ole Rusty Crusted Armor...
Fashioned from TIN-FOIL...
MARCH down to de O-SHUN...
And take a big DIP to remove yer Stink n' CRUD...
Amen and Wow - Brought a Tear to my eyes - You should write for Hallmark, Cuz Cur!!!
HAPPY 358th BURF-DAY ! (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 7:03:29 AM
You're a sick man, Hyland, Cuz Cur you old fart...but I really do appreciate you takin' time out of your busy schedule of molesting poor young things at the local bar and sending me this wonderful posting...I will try to do the same for you one day...e
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 5:19:06 AM
Anyone can change be it his physique, attitude, etc.. It's all in the decision he makes.(or she)
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 3:30:47 AM
I now often wonder if it's already too late to change.
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 11:01:59 AM
I like round tuits, where can I get some?
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 5:22:21 AM
But, cuz, will YOU change...no more smoking, drinking etc...though I think that may be what is keeping old farts like you alive, in the long run...disease wants nothing to do with your smoke & alcohol ridden body...e
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 2:32:52 AM
Thank you Tom for this poetic and humorous reminder.
Start the day with prayer and He will direct our paths.
To go on in life any other way is like throwing a rock in the water and hoping that it will float!
May peace be with you, love surround you and blessings abound you,
UNDONE ? (Poetry) - 7/19/2013 11:00:06 PM
The devil thinks he has all the cards
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/29/2013 4:00:45 AM
One of the few joys left for us old guys, Tom...God Bless Them and give them a wonderful happy life together.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/28/2013 10:22:04 AM
Beautiful poem, And May You Both Be Blessed And Have A Happy
and Loving Marriage Together.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/28/2013 3:35:50 AM
Congrats To The New Wedded Couple - May They Have Years and Years of Bliss.
PS: How come the Cousins Ed weren't invited??!! I love goin to Vegas, and me and Mean Tall Woman got married in a casino in Lake Tahoe - also a marvelous place to go for a wedding.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/27/2013 11:07:13 AM
Can't think of a better reason to hit Las Vegas. And a party, while I'll fly halfway across the country just to attend a party.
The happy couple appreciate all the effort you put into writing this fantastical poemetriy.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/27/2013 7:29:26 AM
the best to them both
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ! (Poetry) - 6/27/2013 6:33:25 AM
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 9:58:53 AM
I was trying to find something that was not made in China when I was buying flowers in a shop the other day; a gesture of condolence for my ex mother-in-law who had just passed away. I was unsuccessful. I was assured however, that the flowers were not from China. Hmmm. Thank you, Tom. Love and peace,
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 6:02:01 PM
Points well made, Tom. I can relate to quite a degree since I was born a "Catholic" as well. Love and peace to you,
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 9:24:27 AM
My journey has been somewhat different than yours. A lot of those same things happened to me and more....I became an evangelical.....Efvery time I have decided to "escape," God has gently called me back, asking me to focus on Him instead of the flawed human beings who claim to represent Him, reminding me, at the same time, that I have my own flaws...
Eveno, a very good and thought provoking read...
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 1:12:51 AM
When it comes to organized Christianity...It's always a good idea to remember that even though Judas sat at Jesus' table, it did not change the fact that Jesus was still God's light unto the world. Indeed, there will always be Judas' in the church who will sell out God for their 30 pieces of silver. Alas, the true purpose of the church is teach and pass along the truths Jesus had spoken...not to speak for him, and add their own "truths" When one understands that, one can easily recognize the Judas' in the church when one sees one . Remember, Tom if God did not truly love us...how could we have done so many wonderful things...God Bless,...and I will pray for you.
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 9:29:32 PM
My opinions like yours are probably like no one else's.
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 9:05:40 AM
I think that the afterlife or heaven, if you will, is there for everyone, all of the worlds transgressors, evil or good, go there to be forgiven...e
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:27:32 AM
I'm sure glad you escaped. A lot more have than will admit. But I see that two deniers have already posted ahead of me. I got out a little ahead of you deciding to leave religion behind when I was around 22. I have noted that as people age and get closer to death, that they get more agitated about religion, perhaps with some anticipation that there, “really is,” something out there called, “Heaven,” where they can escape the misery they feel each day when they get up and try to live like they did when they didn't give a shit at 20.
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:08:15 AM
i believe there are far too many who quetion and find no answers because they look in the wrong place
DO YOU BELIEVE ? (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 4:43:37 AM
I believe you have found nothing and lost plenty.
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/9/2013 4:11:42 AM
All of the above, indeed. And since we now also borrow billions of dollars from them, we have sadly become a Chinese Colony.
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 7:40:08 AM
All this slipped by our consciousness during the past twenty years. Chinese manufacturers not only pay young people who come from the provinces less, they also do not have any regulations controlling safety and working conditions. If they have any costly regulations, these are easily changed by greasing the palms of the Communist elite to look the other way.
Why our altruistic captains of industry would do this is simply as you stated, greed. There is very little altruism in large corporations.
Delight in the end of the tunnel is that they are buying from us. For the growing middle class, American goods are prized. For example, Chinese love Buicks (perhaps because Tiger Woods was promoting them) and that is one reason why General Motors retained Buick while it dropped the Pontiac and Oldsmobile lines.
The Chinese are also trying to get back all the artifacts that were taken out of the country in the past. So if you have a Ming Dynasty trinket lying around, some Chinese billionaire wants to make you rich, too. ;-)
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 1:59:10 PM
and usually if anybody can shovel shit, it is you, but herein you are very right, not to be mistaken with the extreme left...you have said and asked a mouthful & as usual diarrhea of the mouth you have...a bunch of good questions and we all know the answer to them...a resounding YES...e
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 9:53:02 AM
The grasping greedos who run our corporations buy from China because the Chinese can put out all these gim-cracks in mass quantity and hardly pay the people that make them. That way there is more money for bigwigs and big stockholders..."Pay my employees more? Don't be ridiculous!!!!! I have my Lamborghini and cottage in the Hamptons to pay for. I'd much rather see the money going into MY pockets than into the pockets of all the people who do the work."
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 8:58:58 AM
CHINA ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 8:08:40 AM
very prophetic indeed
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 11:15:31 AM
An "eye-opener" NRA-ers, Tom!
There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR GUNS/WEAPONS/MUNITIONS MADE FOR OUR FIGHTING ARMED FORCES/LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF CIVILIAN POPULATION...NO REASON...ABSOLUTELY NO REASON! Why does the NRA, some its members, some hunters, AJY Legislators etc. speak out in favor of this??
Common Sense (who seems to have died - or maybe shot 20 times) tells us to stand back, open our eyes, and figure out why the "pro-"s are making so many people insane on the subject: Keeping up with the Judas's! (the Judas's being the makers of these guns/weapons/munitions...enter the "greedy"...)
Please bring back Common Sense - Micke
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 10:11:05 AM
Ho!!! How much alike our thoughts are, Tom! (I've said this many times before, and you to me :-)Thank you for writing more like this to print. The Un-Hooded Vultures keep getting greedier and greedier by controlling so many jobs (sent overseas) and lowering wages and safety conditions for what left here in U.S. Patriots, huh???!!! And our Legislative Branch of Govt. have become nothing more than CWs*. 80% of the Entitlements are shared by the above as Tax Deductions! Dang...and Double Dang!
Still...to you...Blessings and Love - Micke
*CWs = CongressionalWhores, and Lobbyists = WMongers.
EPIPHANY (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 9:49:22 AM
You touched my "joyful nerve" with this poem, Tom...Love it!
Now go read one of mine you missed in 2004: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=7070&id=135939 (a l'il plug :o)
My poem/thoughts on the same subject. I even collected a box of the seed while in Nebraska that I hand out to family/friends...and they're growing...and spreading joy to others!!!
Thanks for this one, dear friend <3
Blessings and Love - Micke
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 9:26:46 AM
In the event I get there before you, Tom...be looking for your "still-a-red-head" writer friend!!!I'm praying St Francis will put in a good word for me :-)
Blessings and Love - Micke
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 2:46:40 AM
Most of these elected 'leaders' only care about their own Entitlements of Office, and yet, we keep voting for them.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 11:17:28 AM
Tom, I had no idea you were so articulate...and brilliant...and so accurate! I would add just one more fact: Since both SS and Medicare are funded separately, neither has contributed one dime to the federal deficit or to the public debt.
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 9:26:06 AM
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 9:24:16 AM
With emphasis my friend. I'm with you.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 6:04:40 AM
Tom, my friend, why don't you tell us how you really feel...oh by the way...I agree with you 100%.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 5:46:45 AM
My sentiments exactly!
EPIPHANY (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 10:31:29 PM
I forsee both Ecology and Economy in the coming days as my cuz cur is on a rambling rant kick where one may ask when it might stop...nay, let it continue to its eventual end when the cur does of his arm bend...e
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 10:24:53 PM
The king of the rant does strike again...and strike he does, as usual quite well...e
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 8:20:22 PM
Well said, Tom!
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 1:50:25 PM
I swear I'm TELLIN' Ma, you guys are pickin' on me again...& u the Cur of the family, ur not dead yet, just dead DRUNK...ya lush...e
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 11:20:55 AM
“Here's looking [for you] kid!”
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 5:31:13 AM
A fun read, TK. I do believe the subject of the epitaph is smart, funny and fully alive, totally involved in life. Are you SURE he's going to heaven? If he happens to go in the other direction I hope he stops by to see ME. I won't be hard to find. I'll be the one perpetually cleaning out the refrigerator and the oven. LOL
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 5:20:45 AM
Enjoyed your humorous poem, Tom.
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 2:51:33 AM
Dear Donut Dude,
A very finely penned epitaph indeed,
And do I hope that you will be back;
If and when you begin haunting folks,
Please start with the devilish Matlack.
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 11:17:13 PM
I got a charge out of this! I'd hate to be one of the people who would be haunted!
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 4:32:38 PM
I have a rubber room on time share, so if ur interested we can share it, between us...you may have the right idea with regards rubber bullets, but I know ALOT of gun toting people that would be VERY upset at the thought of losing their precious guns...thankfully I have not got even one, or I would not be here to comment as I would use it and be one of the 53 shot dead americans...sometimes I wish I had one, just for that reason...another great rant, Cuz...e
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 1:52:25 PM
After reading your poems, I took it as you believe guns should be completely banned, but now I’m reading this as you would prefer a frank discussion on the National Firearms Act and the Gun control Act. Its pro’s and con’s and what is and is not working with these laws; at the state and federal level?
I think people where devastated and heartbroken hearing the news about Sandyhook, people did react in huge outpourings of support toward the community, I am sure many letters were sent to local legislators begging for answers, and the government did respond and put forth more legislation. You are right people are the catalyst to change , broken hearts do cause change . Take the Dublane School Massacre in England where 18 children of the ages 5 and six were killed in a school with a handgun by one crazy guy . People were pissed and took action. In 1997 private ownership of guns were made illegal in the UK as a direct result. Well, you should read the fine print that’s not entirely accurate.
As for statistics I think Mark twain said it best. “There are three types of lies – lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 8:53:13 AM
I agree with Ron.
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 8:04:01 AM
You don't need a rubber room. You're just trying to stop the insanity of gun ownership for no damn reason except perhaps, keeping up with the Joneses. It's all about one upmanship and who has more. If your buddy has one, you have to have two. In the meantime, as the statistics show, the wounds and bodies pile up.
No, you're not insane. Most Americans are when they wail over a mass shooting and run out to buy guns as some kind of empathy toward the victims––go figure?
What is really insane is when our good Congress members bow down to NRA money and deny background checks of people who buy guns, as though regardless of how crazy you are, you should have the unalienable Christian right to have a warm gun you can worship in the name of, “self-defense.”
We can compare the situation to the buildup of arms in nonviolent countries like the religious nations of the Middle East. The arms buildup alone is rapidly coming to a confrontation of biblical proportions. Those that believe in Armageddon apparently are hoping it will happen, sitting with their guns in hand, ready to join the fight.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 12:46:13 PM
Damn, cuz, you is cookin' now...e
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 9:22:18 AM
If memory serves me right, over Six million men, women and children were rounded up and murdered in Germany back in the 40's. Those people weren't allow to own firearms. Only the government that murdered them was allowed to possess guns...and amazingly that government did almost all of the killing without firing a single shot. Hows that for a high murder rate under strict central government gun control. Yup, guns are dangerous alright, especially in the hands of the wrong people. Then again, so are knives, gasoline and even pressure cookers...In fact, I had a hand to hand combat instructor in the Army who knew a 106 ways to kill ya with a soup spoon. So I'm afraid the sad fact is, if criminals and crazy people want to do you harm they'll always find a way to try.
Now if you think banning guns and the federal government's background checks will prevent only criminals and crazy people from getting their hands on weapons ....just ask The Guys in the Mexican Drug Cartels who murdered hundreds, maybe even thousands of innocent Mexican Men, women and children with the guns our government sold to them, how well that works.
Indeed, everybody has the right to chose not to defend themselves. But don't forget...everyone also has the right to choose to defend themselves and their families too by the best means available and guns are one of those best means.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 5:29:24 AM
there are 62.64 million people in UK and 313.9 million in the US. They better have a lower murder rate. In the more prosperous hard working towns of America I am sure, if you research the statistics of murder you wouldn't come up with much. However, if you looked at where in the city , of let's say Boston, where the murder statistic are coming from, like Dorchestor or Roxbury , hmmm there is the murderous number you're looking for. I don't recall a lot of gangs in the Scottish hills of the UK but, I do think they might have tighter laws on immigration. You've worked hard to get where you are to live the American dream and enjoy your freedoms. Careful for what exactly your asking for. I don't think the average person needs a military arsenal in their basement or the average person is looking to do that.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 2:51:49 AM
Are you advocating total gun control? It's impossible. The only people who are going to obey any gun control legislation are those who never would have used a gun in violence in the first place. Yes, those already law-abiding citizens. Criminals aren't going to obey that law any more than they obeys the others. And if you actually managed to beat every gun (instead of swords) into plowshares, people would use knives or bows and arrows or clubs or ROCKS. You can't stop people from killing one another. Not with guns or airplanes or poison. Not at all. You can't eradicate hatred or fanaticism from the minds of those who harbor it. It will find expression whether it results in a man beating his wife or in a child bullying another child or in someone setting a bomb somewhere. If some terminally unhinged person makes up his mind to spray the town square with bullets he will. If he has no gun he'll make a zip gun or find instructions on the web and build himself a Lars rocket.
Or are you simply saying we're no longer outraged enough? I'll agree with that. We're so weary of news of wars and murders and floods and earthquakes that we've developed calluses on our sensibilities. The constant media coverage of every single horror rubbed that spot until it became numb. I readily admit to being numb. I'm thankful for being numb. It beats watching the news and throwing up every evening at 11:30.
Human nature is what it is. Some people are kind and helpful, some are greedy and grasping, some are drunk and stupid and some are violent and abusive. If you want peace and happiness you'll have to make it to heaven.
Sorry if this ticks you off. Luvya anyway.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 2:26:36 PM
A lot of times people don't want to be educated because it would force them to confront some of their most cherished ideologies.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 11:51:56 AM
Yes, the Public should be more emotional and more interested in saving Ameican livs.....and yes to the rest of your questions as well.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 9:31:53 AM
John Martin is right and Mark doesn't seem to have a clue. We no longer work dawn to dusk and have too much time for leisure (especially the unemployed). The Romans used the circus to keep the rabble from rising up. The more violent, the better. We have this myth about the wild West and the “equalizer”, the handgun.
The British don't have that heritage and they don't have guns in the hands of the population like we do. Few people die of violence in the United Kingdom. The NRA is right, guns don't kill people, people do. But, with so many guns available to so many people (even children in homes) accidents and intentional acts of violence will occur, whether they are imitations of fictional violent entertainment or self-righteous, self protective, self-defense.
Tom is right. Guns kill people––many many people. And what's to gain when a gun kills? Freedom? Superiority? Stupidity? There's usually a lot of outcry and mourning as well as the response for some kind of overkill as revenge––except in families where kids accidentally kill kids. I think it's time we need to think about guns and what they are really for. We don't hunt and gather anymore.
A former hunter who ate everything he shot. Are you prepared to eat the intruder you shoot? Should the leaders of our country who go to war eat every person they kill? It's good protein, why should it go to waste?
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 2:02:55 AM
It's not the weapons, Tom...it's us. In Rome they called it The Games. Here we call it TV or The Media. We don't have to go to the Arena to watch the slaughter, we can sit at home and press buttons to bring it into our own living rooms. Alas, the Goths are crossing our borders and are now among us once again...t'is but a matter of time before they sack Rome again.....Stay Tuned Folks..News and Pictures at 11.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 7:24:33 PM
Some people support the right to bear arms...I support the right to ARM BEARS....Seriously, I can understand rifles and shotguns for hunting, skeet and target shooting, and good quality handguns for personal protection, varmints and plinking. I CANNOT understand why any reasonably sane pertson would want military-style automatic firearms with big clips other than to be able to brag that their pecker is bigger than someone's who doesn't have one.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 6:41:04 PM
Tom, I'm not sure that I know what you're talking about here. If it's for complete gun control then, of course, you know that I'm against that because I absolutely know that taking the guns from people like me will, in no way, stop those bent on hurting and killing people. What has 9/11 got to do with gun control? Am I stupid or am I just not seeing what you're getting at here?
Yes, I do enjoy shooting at a stationary target. I found that I do have somewhat of an eye problem and feel a sense of accomplishment hearing the "ping" of my bullet hitting a target at fifty or a hundred yards. Is this, in your opinion, a bad thing?
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 6:31:58 PM
Can I use that suppository gun on writers that rant rather than write...? LOL...as usual, Tom, GREAT rant...I even got through the whole thing this time...e
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 6:33:41 AM
the only egg pickers i know are those with their hands in their noses ...
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 9:41:00 AM
I've never met an egg-picker since I moved from Baltimore. Have any of you found this practice elsewhere?
Eggs and bunnies and chicks. All fertility symbols. Which really made your 'pubic hare' even more hysterical to me. Thanks for the huge belly laugh.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 6:04:43 AM
Ha ha, haaaa, what a toot! I never heard of “point and butt” but I don't hang around weird people.
No, I'm not an egg picker, but I am a nitpicker, and I resemble your insuation.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 4:37:52 AM
Damn Cuz, that last Polish concoction sounds Delish!! (What does that old Matlack know - he eats road kill!)
And I believe that my dear old Polish Grandma called it 'Cwikla.' And you've given me a craving for it - Thanks, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter Day.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:20:56 AM
Happy Easter Tom..loved the photo too lol
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 11:40:35 AM
Damn, Tom, that last polish concoction sounds disgusting...I will settle for the ham and such...wish I could over eat but my wonderful gastroparesis makes it hard to do, so I eat what I can...you wouldn't recognize me, I am wearing a tie and I actually tied it myself...probably looks like shit, but at least I am trying...have a good day, cuz...hey do I remember you saying we would get together LAST YEAR after Easter...oh well, I cannot afford to go anywhere very far anymore...I got a whole 70. bucks a month now, but I have plenty of food...thats something...am I rambling, well so be it, u are the rambling king, you know how easy it is to do...love ya cuz, ED
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 10:31:35 AM
And so it shall go on.
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 6:45:11 PM
You guys are too sweet! Just like a gaggle of hens, I swear! Gotta love you all! *hugs*
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 9:18:43 AM
Sure glad I'm not part of this Internet clique of fools who bend the rules to their embellishment. ;-)
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 2:50:43 AM
HO, HO, HO! Now that's tellin him, Cuz!
Mr. Ed, Thy Bro, of the 'Windy City' ...
He, the Saviour of Many a Puppy & Kitty ...
He, with the 'Prince Valiant' Hairdo ...
Is the Real Purveyor of TRUTH!
May Truth Prevail - and I have to get going - got an appointment at the hair salon this mornin!!
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 7:05:15 PM
Yo, cuz, if'n you should ever make any big bucks off your "poetry" remember ur cuzin's...you gonna get snowed on tonight or tomorrow probably, don't be shovelin' no snow, you gettin' too old...;-) e
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 12:16:51 PM
Thanks, I do use them from time to time, to rhyme. You brought back a memory of an English quiz in a college class, where, after a quiz, the professor was pissed off at the results––except mine––and had me write the answers on the board (he would give me one and I would have to fill in the rest) so that the members of the class could grade their papers. For my duty at the board, I received an “A” and daggers from the rest of the class who had to settle for their Ds and Fs.
For it is true, to, two, and too.
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 7:11:57 AM
Greetings, Tom....I see your lack of financial success at your poetry has not affected your sense of humor....great stuff!!!!
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:55:06 PM
We need to count our blessings to Jesus every day. GREAT poem!
John Michael Domino
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:52:21 PM
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:51:09 PM
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:46:18 PM
You are SO right and I have been guilty in the past but not for years! I finally wised up, really enjoyed the poem.
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 1:11:43 PM
If the things you mention in your thought provoking poem actually happened- America would be America again.
Barbara J Henry
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 10:59:15 AM
Points well made, Tom. That's why I like my home with a lot of empty space in it and I still think I have too much "junk." Love and peace,
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 9:26:42 AM
Living in a mobile home, Tom, I know you will understand this, but I have always thought that if something is NOT used in 6 months, then throw it away...so little storage in my camper that it is not worth keeping then...e
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 3:39:37 AM
Obviously, they Don’t NEED it!
Nor do they USE it!
Then, Why KEEP it?
I've always wondered the same. And you should start watching 'Storage Wars' one o these goofy reality TV shows in which people bid on public storage units that people abandon and stop paying rent on. Some of these folks actually find some stuff that is worth a lot of money.
PS: We recently found a dog that some a..hole also abandoned at a storage unit. Nothing surprises me anymore.
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/30/2012 8:19:29 PM
I feel we are pack-rats to the past, out of fear we might need something the moment e discard it. It is a fact in my world. I do it just to tempt fate. Phenomena recorded. Made millions, so what fools we mortals be indeed. Sometimes they find the bodies too!
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:54:13 AM
I'm thankful that I can hang onto a poem until I have time to read it. This one's swell...I'm also thankful for cyber-friends like you!
Better late than never,
XMAS SONG BY DUMB OLE MICK (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:39:53 AM
A nip or two (or three) can certainly change your perspective.
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 4:02:12 PM
Well, I too survived another day of death...just like the rest of us...now you know I always enjoy these long winded rants of yours, just sometimes I am too tired or high to get through them all the way...u can blame the second reason on yourself as u are the one that sent me that pipe...;-) e
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 12:31:19 PM
I have trouble finding anything that I purchase here that has not been made in China. You do give one pause for thought though. Thank you, Tom. Love and peace,
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 12:26:01 PM
As usual, I enjoy you tongue in cheek rants and sharings; they do elicit the thinking process. Love and peace to you, Tom,
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 8:42:04 AM
Tom, strictly from an amateur philosophers point of view...I can't help but think that each day I wake up is an indication, I've survived the previous day...so I celebrate survivors day, everyday.
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 9:27:43 AM
would be a wonderful world indeed ...
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 11:44:02 AM
Interesting perspective- and expressed very well.
Barbara J Henry
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/8/2012 8:16:55 AM
"How About We All Spend a Fortune on Christmas Gifts ...
And December’s Sales Look Great ...
Then, January 1st ... Return Everything for CASH REFUNDS?"
Ya gotta love this idea...!
And we all gotta love you for your wonderful, though as always, longwinded approach at telling it like it is...I gotta admit I truly enjoyed this, cuz...keep them coming & I'll keep reading...Knave Ed
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/8/2012 3:34:54 AM
Not much of a chance for any of your What Ifs to occur now, my friend. Over eighty percent of what we purchase now in these United States is already 'Made in China' and in other places. These millionaire fat cat 'leaders' of ours have already given away this country, and they apparently could care less. As we now approach this abysmal fiscal cliff, they took yet another vacation.
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/5/2012 12:44:11 AM
Such fun, Tom. I especially liked 'Knuckle - knuckle-down - knucklehead'. Whodathunk? Wouldn't the nuns love it? And I must agree about the shirt. I need to buy a dozen of them.
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 12/5/2012 12:42:34 AM
I don't think therre will ever be a solution for stupidity, unortunately....it seems to be in the genes...
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 11:26:02 PM
Tom - I LOVE that T-Shirt - I MUST get one!
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 9:34:12 PM
You soitainly have a way with woids...
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 3:39:19 AM
You do Fractured Grammar Most Bestest!