10/22/17 Aunt Florence

Eustace had an Aunt Florence. She was his Uncle Ray’s wife. Aunt Flo, as we young ones called her, yearned to be of a class to which she was not born but famously imagined herself, as if she was Fran, the balefully corrective wife of Sam, the main character in Sinclair Lewis’s novel Dodsworth. No…

10/22/17 Weary and Wary

It is 3:30AM, Sunday, October 22, 2017. Here I sit at this computer struggling for words. Well, actually, struggling for words is not correct. I’ve got words. It is the struggle to arrange them into something useful or entertaining that is the problem. I’m not seeing much to write about that is entertaining. I’m just…

10/5/17 Troubles….Everywhere…Well, Nearly Everywhere

My trip to Houston for a checkup was enlightening. I saw much that the otherwise unobserving eye might have missed. I don’t miss much, though; after all, my name is Sharp. I had been to see Hemosapien on 9/27/17. I had not seen him in a while since I have been on this clinical trial…

10/2/17 Check Up Time

It was a long, fun weeknd of music, travel, and friends. Now, I am in Houston. From Baton Rouge to here, I witnessed the mountains of things lining the roadways, soiled and ruined by floodwaters. People are resiliant. They plod along in search of personal restoration, while their things can be replaced, though there is…

9/16/17 Irma and Power Restoration Reports

“What really set me off was when I heard from a cousin in Cuba who had power restored in two days,” Jackie Alvarez, a Miamian, told the paper. “FPL promoted their plans for recovery, but it’s been worse than a third-world country.” I lifted the above quote from an on-line news story. Alvarez’s Cuban cousin…

8/31/17 Harvey Disrupts Entire South

Not only did Harvey send Mississippi scurrying east of Alabama, apparently Missouri has annexed and expanded into Arkansas which had taken a late summer vacation in Hawaii until the bad weather cleared. Upon hearing this, Missouri went down there just to see for itself. Several now-former Arkansans who had remained behind grumbled about the massive…