#FF — Alternative Programming Part Two

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll I’ve been at the conditioning center a decade; not a bad patient; just not a real good one. Today Snowy, who’s been here longer than me, cracks, “Fake it ’til you make it, eh, Green?” Snowy decorates the floor with her blood. Confined in Reflection (i.e.solitary,) they assign Dr….

dVerse — Prosery Monday — Night Mares

In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems — by e.e. cummings, from “IX- Impressions” “In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems. Dawn will write a new one soon,” she said that night as we walked, arm in arm, our necks craned, looking up, bare feet scuffling the uneven gravel…

dVerse — OLN LIVE — No Such Thing July 2022

  He always said“I wish I would have known you before”(…I became a monster.)There was genuine regret in his voice. The first movie we watched together–his place/choice– was, “No Such Thing”(as monsters.)It was a template for his self-perception. As he was cuffed in the back of the cruiser,headed for jail for busting up the house,he…

TSM 205 — Haunted Diner

“The Whitehouse Diner” Photo by Aaron Segreaves Haunted Diner I can still hear them, their laughter, the plates and glasses clinking. I can still hear them, when youth’s engine blushed our cheeks. Spied then I, two entwined through the glass, heart sinking. Flames grew tall; I torched them all without thinking. I can still hear…

Getting Fit — Mental Health tips from Richard Grannon

We are under a tremendous amount of stress right now. Please try not to notice how good-looking Richard Grannon is and listen to his message.  I’ve listened to many of Richard’s youtube videos and always take away something valuable.

Actions Related to Indian Boarding Schools — Turtle Talk

Yesterday’s National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools came with two developments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Sharice Davids, and Rep. Tom Cole reintroduced a bipartisan bill to establish a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies. The bill text is available here. In addition, Interior issued a press release announcing that […]…

TSM 179 — A House is a Person

abandoned fading lifestyle, expectations, social connections cold, smokeless chimneys smiles depleted, hearts stalled sagging porch gravity’s relentless vanquish boarded windows shaded, sightless perception sinking foundation dreams wheezing discolored clapboard wrinkly, splotched deteriorated add-on hobbies receding curtainless vulnerable peeling columns shedding facades doghouse twin feeble, needy pet new front door keeping hope alive I tried to…