Ifs and Butters

“If this and if that… Too many things to ponder for you men.”

Kodak Moment

Donny stared vacantly at his estranged uncle Lorenzo. He noticed how makeup had tried to mask his uncle’s dark-skinned goateed face. It looked made of candle wax. Donny was in this same position last week, peering down at his uncle, but not in a funeral … Continue reading Kodak Moment


I’ve seen a lot of stories in places about how to succeed through personal growth. I’ll be polite and not offer a critique thereof. Because one learns from one’s mistakes, and I’ve got many years of major screw-ups, here is some dynamite advice for those … Continue reading Lessons