Hot, Hot, Hot

Summer. Officially here. When the sun beats down, the grass dries out and the pavement will burn your soft feet. When the temperature climbs to 90 or more, and the air has enough humidity for you to notice, that’s a Midwest summer day. Heat, I can deal with.  Humidity, not so much.  My body reacts … More Hot, Hot, Hot

An Earthly Rotation

Lying on green grass looking above As a boy I dreamed of sailing so high Wonderment unleashed by imagination Of adventures as big as the entire sky The gears scraping like tearing metal As it slows to a lazy, skipping crawl Billowy clouds float like soup crackers My plane climbs steeply before the stall At … More An Earthly Rotation


Greta Thunberg is 16 years old. She’s been in the news for more than a year.  Love her, or hate her, and many do, the young lady is driving the climate change narrative.  It amazes me how grown adults are taking potshots at her on social media and on FoxNews.  When you can’t debate facts, … More Greta

Ad Astra (review)

Apocalypse Now in outer space. Without the Playboy Bunnies.  The end.  Seriously, that’s the film’s narrative.  Read on. Ad Astra is a dazzling film, but not overwhelmingly so. Films that take place in outer space tend to be eye candy, especially films meant to be huge budget releases. Ad Astra isn’t 2001: A Space Odyssey or … More Ad Astra (review)

Life in Retrograde

The tumblers of the universe aligned Cracking the code with a bit of sorcery No need for reason or quantum mechanics The cosmos pulsated with devilish mystery Lightening crackled and the sky inhaled Heads turned skyward to enjoy the dance No optics needed to bring that beauty into focus The Earth fell deathly silent, entranced … More Life in Retrograde