Mind Your Tongue

Some people do not understand that it is not only rude to yell at people you do not know, but it can also be bad for one’s health. And I’m tired of being yelled at and too damned old to put up with it to boot. Being a sunny and warm morning yesterday, I decided … Continue reading Mind Your Tongue


Call Her ‘Lime Lady’ No More

Though hundreds of miles and four-and-a-half decades from where I am now, this tale of murder and the hunt for justice within one family hits close to my childhood. Mummified remains, covered in a quicklime mixture, were found along the North Canadian River, near Jones, Oklahoma, on April 18, 1980. Investigators learned that the victim, … Continue reading Call Her ‘Lime Lady’ No More

Sam Clemens, the Dog and a Pig in a Blanket

As a kid, reading Mark Twain’s, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn," lead to "Treasure Island" and eventually "Lord of the Flies." But somehow, I always returned to Twain, especially to his shorter tales. One such short story is “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” In it, the narrator is sent by … Continue reading Sam Clemens, the Dog and a Pig in a Blanket