WORDS

I like to read. I like to write. I like to write about reading and writing. Short stories, essays, opinions, and ideas will show up here. Anything that can be expressed in words is fair game. Random thoughts and spontaneous remarks may be posted on Twitter or Facebook and from time to time expanded here. William Blake claimed that his poetry was not necessarily a work that he created, but something channeled through him. I’m no William Blake and I make no such claim. J. M. Keynes aptly described the source of my ideas: “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.”

Poems – 7

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]     Think in the Morning posts a poem and a selection of Napkin Art every day on our Facebook Page (search for @ThinkintheMorning).  This is the 7th group that we have consolidated on this blog. Poems – 1... read more

Harold Robinson Revisited

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   One of the enjoyable consequences of writing this blog is the comments I get. Of course, I also get a lot of spam. Since inception I have received on my website 2818 spam comments and 357 legitimate comments.... read more

The Downside of Inheritance

  Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?   Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.  Barry Switzer   “Money isn’t everything,” said my mother, “but it... read more

Poems – 6

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]     On Think in the Morning Facebook page we post a poem every day with a selection of Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art or a photo. To receive these daily poems and napkin art on Facebook, “Like” our... read more

Short Fiction: Madge

  Madge and Walter.  They lived in an apartment close to the office.  I’d see them walking sometimes, Madge sprinting out in front at a furious pace.  Walter following behind tangled up with Junior, their slobbering Basset Hound.   Walter was a heart attack... read more

Guest Post: The Parolee by Mitchell Zucker © 1979

[Click on BLUE links for further information]   THINK IN THE MORNING COMMENT:  When I turned seventy and retired, I decided to do only what I wanted to do.  No more doing what I thought I should do or what others thought I should do.  Others includes both family... read more

My Ph.D. in Bussing Tables

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   Reaching across table.  Grasping empty plate.  Carrying armfuls of dishes piled high, food scraps, silverware.  Vanishing.  Returning.  Cleaning table.  Setting up.  Next customer.  Invisible.  Ignored.... read more

Short Fiction: Bailey

  1. A quarter to five in the morning.  The streets were barren.  The summer heat, lingering all night, oozed from the black asphalt.  The moon, luminous and full, dominated the sky.  The stars were fading.  Bailey locked the door of his small apartment.  He lit... read more

Poems – 5

  [Click on BLUE links for more information]   On Think in the Morning Facebook page we post a poem every day with a selection of Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art or a photo.  To receive these daily poems and napkin art on Facebook, “Like” our... read more

The Coffee Shop

[Click on BLUE text to link to more information]   “We’re poets and we drink coffee!” (attributed to Roberto Bolaño in The Savage Detectives)   The word “coffee” appears 71 times in the The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. It’s reasonable to think... read more

Poems – 4

  Most days on our Think in the Morning Facebook page and on our @ThinkInTheMorn Twitter page we post a poem.  Usually I also post information on the poet on my David Herstle Jones Facebook page.  If you want to read these daily poems, please visit our Facebook... read more