Stories

Authored: 10/01/2019
        Black Canyon of the Gunnison From Wiley Timmons ‘Tales of the West’ Gunnison Gorge – An invocation to amuse-meant. Gunnison Gorge, Gunnison Gorge Where canyons rise and eagles soar The river drifts, the white waters roar Past ancient cliffs of Gunnison Gorge…
Authored: 04/09/2019
  Front Row Seat at a Three Ring Circus They’re selling posters of the surfers. Celebrities all around. Developers and real estate, buying up the ground. Here comes the fire commissioner, the hills are all ablaze. Sheriffs and their deputies chasing the bums away. While right-wingers and…
Authored: 01/27/2019
The Case of the Disappearing Friendship INVOCATION TO AMUSE MEANT HARRY HOUDINI’S TOAST TO ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Abra-cadabra. Presto-Chango. To my friend Conan Doyle, your writings grow strange-o Of elves and faeries this Hocus-Pocus Perhaps Sherlock Holmes will soon lose his focus. That…
Authored: 10/15/2018
SusieQ woke up Saturday morning feeling ‘pressed’; not depressed, repressed, oppressed or compressed. Just ‘pressed’. After Friday night’s wing-ding party, “Prince is Gone, so let’s Dance, Dance, Dance” she struggled to lift the downy bed coverlet off those sleepy blue eyes her willpower and effort…
Authored: 10/22/2017
The Ultimatum - Get in Shape story by Ralph Underwood Fit One, two, three, four. Work it out. Work it out. One, two, three, four. Get in SHAPE, Get in SHAPE. One, two, three, four. Are you fit? Are you fit? One, two, three, four. Help yourself. Get in SHAPE. Work it out. Please allow me to…
Authored: 06/30/2017
    NY Times obit-tribute 4/1/17 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Poet Who Stirred a Generation of Soviets, Dies at 83 The City of Yes and the City of No - a surging outcry against repression The City of Yes and the City of No - Tribute site Performance Poet (1966) - LIFE photo
Authored: 04/12/2017
Listen To The Fool Courting Dance Soundtrack   A ROADSIDE DISTRACTION First eve of their journey, SF to Boulder, T-Bone asks Mobility B (MoB for short) to stop in Carson City, so he can gamble. But he sleeps thru town, and wakes up in Reno. “Here we are,” MoB announces. He goes into a…
Authored: 12/22/2016
To compete for prizes in front of our live studio audience, you potential contestants have been invited here to the universal ‘Hobo Jungle’ sound stage for a dry run and a simulation of that popular game show – “Who Wants to be a Homeless Person?”  A few tips before we get started – please…
Authored: 10/26/2016
The Troop Song The Hawk Patrol has standards high We’re moving forward all the time This cast of hawks never lets you down We’re Scouters on the uphill climb We’re honor bound to service On brotherhood our aims depend We’re all of like persuasion joined That Scouting may not ever end Fall of…
Authored: 07/04/2016
by Tim & N.C. Weil for the love of the game T for Temple U T for Temple U U-ni-versity! Fight, fight, fight! For the Cherry and the White. For the Cherry and the White, We'll fight, fight, fight! We are the Mighty Bruins, the best team in the West. We're…