Pop Culture

Mother Issues

It’s so very retro, you know, to “therapize” this, Psychoanalyze that, And, well, hey, I’m pressed for time at the mo’. Ossetra caviar, Prime Côte de Boeuf at Spago, Stoli martinis and a line or two at Mudd, Night games at my penthouse, Huey Lewis and the News on the stereo, You know how it goes. … Continue reading


Oh, if Only…

(Governor Skeletor. Image courtesy of governorskeletor.com) If I could be master (not crazy about the word “mistress”) of any skill, at the moment, I would have to be master of my profession. I am supposed to be adept at teaching writing, but I don’t know how anyone could, quite possibly, be “adept” at that skill in … Continue reading

Where I Live

Exit, Stage Right. (No, Seriously, the Exit Is To Your Right.)

(image courtesy of thunderbolttheatre.com) I’m here in a coffee shop, determining how to finish the letter I’m crafting that I hope will end the reign  of the Wicked Witch of the West, the manager of a home accessories store who’s ruined my friend’s life. Mere moments ago, a lanky, smiley-eyed fellow exited the shop, highlighted play script … Continue reading