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mister pants, part 24

“Turning Plato and Hegel on their heads I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.” — Edward Abbey — You get so caught up … Continue reading

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the keys to a good marriage, part 9

Mo is looking at Instagram. She frowns. “People shouldn’t write long captions below their photos on Instagram. It should just be photos,” she declares. “Ummm, I write long captions below my photos on Instagram,” I point out. “Nobody but YOU … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 386

“There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. There’s your answer.” — Gertrude Stein — Running past a memorial service 18 times, I have a lot of questions. Who was Bob? What … Continue reading

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home is where the art is

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares,I paint my own reality.”― Frida Kahlo He just wanted his art up. That’s all. Bruce is our friend. He’s settling in to a new apartment after he was kicked out of his previous abode because … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 23

In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there also will be singing. About the dark times. — Bertolt Brecht Sunshine and disinfectant. It all sounded so simple. Mister Pants had read about Salazar’s advice with skepticism. The … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 78

Me: They want me to pay $200 for that race. Mo: I will put on a race for you for $150. Me: T-shirt? Mo: Included in entry fee. Me: I’m in. I think people get married partly because it’s more … Continue reading

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for what it’s earth

On the last day of the world,I would want to plant a tree.— W.S. Merwin Being old, I can remember when Earth Day was a big deal. We had Lofty Ideas like “saving the planet” and “protecting the ozone layer” … Continue reading

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