Don’t Post With the Fishes!

Actually it is, “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes!” The original text in Mario Puzo’s book The Godfather (1969) read: “The fish means that Luca Brasi is sleeping on the bottom of the ocean,” he said. “It’s an old Sicilian message.” My grandfather, Santo, who strangely departed on Santa’s Christmas Eve, 1924, knows what that means, exactly! So stay…… Continue reading Don’t Post With the Fishes!

The Really Great Wall of Ourselves!

We all know about the Great Wall of China that connected the fortifications built by various states during Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC) and the Warring State periods (475-221 BC).They were connected by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect his newly formed Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) against incursions by nomads from…… Continue reading The Really Great Wall of Ourselves!

More 50 Shades of Sexism!

Hopefully guaranteed to get under somebody’s PC craw! This an actual photo of a Wader Bird and I just added sunglasses and a purse … just because it looked appropriate! Wait a minute! It looks a bit like a Kardashian! But the butt isn’t big enough! Waders are birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats…… Continue reading More 50 Shades of Sexism!

The Boy That Never (Really) Was!

Note: This is not a worldview, or political statement one way or the other! Just a short story from somebody’s personal Twilight Zone! ———— A woman photographer was at a photo shoot. A young boy was there staring intensely at her. She didn’t know why. So she approached him and asked, “Why are you looking…… Continue reading The Boy That Never (Really) Was!