Category Archives: Overheard during fisticuffs

The Call Center of the Universe

The following is a transcript of a recent telephone conversation between a service representative of the Universal Order’s Department of the Meaning of It All (UODMIA) and the 4,278,930,265th dissatisfied customer of the day: [3:48am EDT, 9/22/10, Call Origination: Paskaloochee, … Continue reading

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123 Years Young And Still Growing

On the morning of September 17, 2010, a card, along with a large bouquet of flowers, was found on the doorstep of 700 Pennsylvania Ave., in Washington D.C.  Written in the card was the following note: Dearest Uncle, We hope … Continue reading

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Dragon Out The Past

Generations are a funny thing. Pinning down the fuzzy dividing line between the preceding and the following is difficult enough without trying to crowd all who then lived under the same ideological umbrella. Further complicating the issue is the fact … Continue reading

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The Last Sermon of Pastor Ballyhoo

I will begin with a preemptive apology to the fine folks of Paskaloochee, most of whom have heard – and told – this story enough times to rob it of all interest. It is, however, not toward my hometown that … Continue reading

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A Breakfast Outing

Hey. Good Mornin’. Yeah, I’m good. No, not long. I just got here myself. Took the liberty of ordering you coffee. I figured you would probably – Sorry, one sec. Yes, Ma’am, I’ll have the #1. But can I get … Continue reading

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