The bad cheese story

Some time between Monday night and this morning, someone dropped off several thousand pounds of Swiss cheese at our door. We did not want to sell it. It had already half-melted in the morning's warmth and began to smell rather bad. Transitioning it to a place inside, so that we could get the forklift in … Continue reading The bad cheese story


The Onyx, The Oryx

Please enjoy my poem titled The Onyx, The Oryx, which was written with intent that it would be read while listening to Claude Debussy's Nocturnes, although anything that is older than 1898 is passable. This poem was created for an assignment that I had in 10th grade English with MR. LAMPLOIS, a notoriously difficult teacher. The piece was … Continue reading The Onyx, The Oryx

Are you suffering from Ad Nauseam?

Ad Nauseam, adv/n adv: Describing that which has been repeated so often that it has become irritating n: A mental disorder brought upon by overly repetitive activities, including; but not limited to; work, school, and professional wrestling   Do your daily activities seem pointless? Does your willpower seem to diminish severely by the end of … Continue reading Are you suffering from Ad Nauseam?

Three St. Andrew’s Hospitals too many, a Tragedy in one act

I've had a very long day, longer than I would have preferred or could have prepared for. It's involved several forms of transportation across the state and away from work, which sounds like a relief until you realize that I was on an absolutely unnecessary business trip that involved too many hospitals of the same … Continue reading Three St. Andrew’s Hospitals too many, a Tragedy in one act

The Franklin Counter: Schumacher council announces new “History Festival”

*This article from The Franklin Counter was republished with permission.* A new tentpole for Franklin county's already in-tents summer schedule has been announced by the Mayoral Council for the City of Schumacher. Local businesses show tentative support. The first-ever annual History Festival, set for June 6 & 8-11, is expected to draw new blood to the … Continue reading The Franklin Counter: Schumacher council announces new “History Festival”

Seeing the glass half full

You know what's odd? Circles. Circles? Yes, circles, but most importantly, the number pi that's contained in each one. It's everywhere! Smoke detectors? Yep, they're round. Toilet paper rolls? Those too. The plastic wheels on your office chair? Yes, bloody yes--we're talking about a pretty basic shape here. Contained somewhere deep in the hidden digits … Continue reading Seeing the glass half full