Month: July 2015

Past Imperfect – #204

Colleen: “I don’t mean to be rude, but who the hell are you and why are you in my dressing room?” Virginia: “Thank you for asking. Well, I just happened to be walking by your penthouse, because I don’t have anything more important to do, and I could […]

Neighborhood Blight

 I knew it was going to come to this. But first, some filler. Our neighborhood has an interesting character. It was built, for the most part, in the 1950s, when this part of Dallas was actually somewhat swanky. No mansions, mind you, not that ritzy, but there are […]

Past Imperfect – #193

Ruth: “I suppose we should get up and actually do something with our lives.” Betty: “I don’t really see the point. I still have plenty of cigarettes left, I could do this all day. Although it would be nice to have an ashtray. Sorry about the carpet, dear.” […]

Tobacco

Originally posted on Fannie Frankfurter:
When I write about the family farm I’m referring to land purchased by an ancestor on my paternal side in 1772 from Thomas Jefferson’s first cousin. Over time the acreage has decreased as people died and deeds transferred but my father and his…

Past Imperfect – #188

Dr. Machismo, addressing his Psychology 101 class: “Students, in this classic snapshot, the photographer has managed to capture the full range of male sexuality. A lovely maiden is simply trying to transport a freshly-picked butternut squash to the Rome apartment of her beloved grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Catherine Marie […]

Past Imperfect – #162

Jean-Claude: “Why are you making such a big deal about getting out of bed?” Bernadette: “Because this is a French film. I must ponder all philosophical implications before taking any action. Right now, I am thinking of the underpaid workers who built this hotel. The suffering, the torment, […]