People in the pool at night, Kauai

Dreamlands – Chapter 13

Her face fell forward, arms outstretched across the table towards him. He looked down at her delicate fingers, visibly pale even in the darkness. Had there been a full moon instead of a new moon, she might have appeared to glow.

He thought about touching her hand, holding her hand, and he realized he had never held a girl’s hand before. He was 15-years old and had never been on a date or anything involving girls.


Dreamlands – Chapter 12

She would spend years with a feeling that would come and go. It would pass like clouds, there one minute and gone the next, a feeling that there was something she needed to remember but couldn’t piece together. It would stay that way for years, but not forever, like something slippery, something more difficult to grasp by squeezing more tightly.


Apparently, Yet, Still Even More One-Minute Book Reviews

I read, therefore, I have opinions. Some good, some not so good. Here are five more books I’ve read recently and my condensed reactions to them. If you’d like my complete reaction, you’re probably not going to get it unless you corner me at The Treehouse, a coffee shop in Audubon, one of these Sunday afternoons.


Dreamlands – Chapter 11

“No flies on you,” she said.
He blinked several times. “I don’t know what that means.”
“What do flies land on?” she asked.
“What else?”
“Dog poop.”
“Bingo. It means you’re not a dumb shit. No flies on you.”

Lincoln, probably when still alive

Documents Confirm: Lincoln Would Have Been Dead By Now Anyway

(Baltimore, MD) – After a careful examination of Presidential documents and records found in the archives of the Library of Congress as well as the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois, Dr. Howard McGee of Johns Hopkins University has proven definitively that had Lincoln not been shot, he would have been dead by now anyway.

Jolie removes daughter's teeth

Jolie Removes Child’s Teeth to Prevent Future Cavities

(Los Angeles) – Following her recent surgeries to stave off the potential for breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie has now taken preventative measures with her children. Starting with 8-year old daughter Shiloh, born in Namibia, Jolie has ordered the child’s teeth removed to stop any chance of the her ever having cavities.

Louie Gohmert

GOP Bill to Rename Indian Ocean Passes House

(Washington, DC)  “We know we’re close,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).  “It all hinges upon how many of those stubborn Injuns are willing to move there.”  In a stunning move, the House passed HB – 1098 by a narrow margin, only 210 to 208 with 14 not voting.  The bill, introduced by Gohmert and supported…