At the Grackle: On Fartistry

5 years ago with 1 comment
I have a new post up at The Grackle Rag. It is about the following story, which did not happen to me but did happen to someone: Today in math class I had the urge to fart.  I thought that if I dropped my book and farted at the same time, no one would hear it.  I dropped my textbook and everyone looked at me.  Then I farted.  Loudly. And what came of that story: I thought about [the story] ...

Concede Diem

8 years ago with 13 comments
“Death is the mother of beauty.” Dear Wallace Stevens, you brilliant, urbane, doddering old insurance-salesman of a poet: no it isn’t. Yesterday being All Souls’ day, I spent some time thinking about death. I wasn’t depressed. I felt (and feel) great, actually. Thinking of death is what you’re supposed to do on that day and on Ash Wednesday and at the very ...