Monthly Archives: October 2013

Surrounded By Cashmere

“We’ll leave you some little Vienna sausages to stick the capsules in,” they had told me. The grey of the autumn morning … early morning sky … lingered over the muffled yellows and oranges of the near-Vermont foliage. I was … Continue reading

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“Oh That Book”

The sports enthusiast thought that “The Catcher in the Rye” was a book about an alcoholic ballplayer. The construction worker thought “The Lord of the Flies” was a biography on the man who started Porta-Johns. Roger McManus

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Chalked: Part 6

The next day was an avid morning at the house. Johnny bundled his dad out the door and into the car, leaving behind an unattended mug of coffee to fill the void between his mom and younger sister at the … Continue reading

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Learn to Like

   As a woman with a lit cigarette drooping from the side of her mouth tried to shovel down, without gagging, a vodka martini, rye and bourbon with tomato juice, which her friend had just handed to her, she shouted, … Continue reading

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Sing

   Saint Augustine said that singing praise to the Lord is like praying twice. Note from God: Only if you can carry a tune. Roger McManus

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Boom, Boom

  Brutal honesty should be delivered with a boomerang. Roger McManus

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Doubly Noted

   The famous cartoonist was honored by his hometown when they placed a plaque bearing his name on the newly constructed drawbridge.Roger McManus

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No different from the Road Behind

  There was a man and his two friends who walked along a road. The man wore old pants that were so comfortable that he didn’t want to change them, regardless of their holes and frayed edges. His two companions, … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Audience

   The fool was surrounded by happy faces … and that was too bad … unless it happened to be his public execution (In reference to the fool similarly referred to as a jackass and not one that can’t help himself). Roger McManus

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Accountant

Accountant – The canvas structure from which Saint Peter checks out souls trying to get into heaven on rainy days … as pronounced by someone from Boston. Roger McManus

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