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neil diamond had the right idea

“Hijinks. There’s a useful word.” — richard ford, “sorry for your trouble” — I can still remember the first time I voted as if it were yesterday. This is only because I can’t remember yesterday at all. Something about all … Continue reading

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Quel est ton tourment?

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, “What are you going through?” — the prophet Simone Weil — We’re sitting on our picnic table at the regional park after surviving … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 79

me: Ouch! Did you crash? mo: No. me: Then what happened? mo: I failed to  get off my bike in a timely manner. This is likely the exact same conversation the guys on the Hindenburg had. epilogue: Although Mo is … Continue reading

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dreams, part 3

“The saddest picture ever made, Orson Welles called it.”—— sigrid nunez, “what are you going through” — In the dream, which appears to be a straight-to-cable movie, I am Han Solo. Hey, I am not in charge of casting for … Continue reading

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you probably had to be there, part 2

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