Trompudo Napkin Art – 2

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   This is our second post in our Trompudo...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Trompudo Napkin Art – 2

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   This is our second post in our Trompudo Napkin Art series ...   I suppose insulting the Queen made you feel like a man. Wearing a crown requires sacrifices beyond your ability Sir Donald.  (I'm not sure if the...

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Trompudo Napkin Art – 1

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Why do I call our President Trompudo?  Trompudo is a Spanish slang word implying a man with thick lips, blubber lips, grouchy, snobbish, piggish, a man who lies or tells tall tales (think Pinocchio), angry,...

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Road Tripping Toward World Peace: Interlude I

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Railway Travel. A journey in a railway train makes me sentimental. If I enter the compartment a robust-minded, cheerful youth, fresh and whistling from a walk by the sea, yet, as soon as I am settled down in one...

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Road Tripping Toward World Peace: Part I—for Anthony Bourdain

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GYvfYjyV0     Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also...

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Short Fiction – “F” by Mitchell Zucker

  [Mitchell Zucker has several short stories on this site.  This one is a Think In The Morning favorite.]   Dr. Richard Mann, in a suit and tie, carrying an attaché case, pushes his way through the five o’clock Madison Avenue rush, followed by his cameraman Mike...

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Summertime

    It has been said that bad things come in threes.  It’s an old wives tale thoroughly debunked by the mathematician John Allen Paulos, but you’ll never get the conspiracy theorists to disbelieve it especially in the current political atmosphere. I can understand the...

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Short Fiction – Tag Along (for Anthony Bourdain)

  I wrote this story some time ago.  I did not know it then but Anthony Bourdain must have been my inspiration.  He brought out the voyeur in all of us, in a good way.  He taught us about food, life, and humanity.  Anyone who knows his work will have a piece of...

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The Kid Who Loved His Grandparents So Much by Carter Jones

Carter Jones is nine years old.  This is his first story.   Once there was a boy, a young boy, who lived with his family in a big valley.  He loved his family but he forgot how much they loved him.  He wanted to run away and live with his grandparents.  He was afraid...

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Short Fiction – Travelling to Oaxaca Ending

Travelling to Oaxaca is a short story in five parts.  The earlier parts can be found here: Part I Part II Part III Part IV   The world is beautiful and outside there is no salvation. Albert Camus   At my age I have to avoid repeating myself.  I think I told you about...

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