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Why We Write

The great journalist, satirist and cultural critic, H.L. Mencken, (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) wrote: “Why then do rational men and women engage in so barbarous and exhausting a vocation (writing) – for there are relatively intelligent and… Read More ›

“In the Mood”

Insanity, nuttiness, absurdities….you know – what you see and maybe, unfortunately, experience about anytime you step out of your cocoon called home and venture out into the matrix. Can it get any more insane? Sure! As we here at the… Read More ›

Great Water!

The regular daily insanity at the Asylum was curtailed for a spell yesterday as kitchen pipes that had rusted through, enabled water to get to places previously banned, creating a pleasant squishing sensation under a couple of kitchen tiles close… Read More ›

Magnificent Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was one of the few composers who have encapsulated the dilemma of being a 20th-century creative artist quite as poignantly as Prokofiev. He was already composing by the age of six, and wrote his first opera, The… Read More ›

Our Daily Bread

Humorless oafs can ruin any social outing.  Yes, you know the ones – ordering anchovies on a pizza for a group of folks allergic to all forms of life aquatic. What promised to be an epic gabfest of exchanging texts… Read More ›