Monthly Archives: December 2016

Stevieslaw: Poetry Composition 101

Have a New Year’s laugh or two. Poetry Composition 101 Start with a first line as glorious as something out of Dickens. In fact, perhaps it is. Who would be the wiser? Has anyone the leisure to leaf through “Hard … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Ten things I’d Do Ahead of Watching the Trump Inauguration.

Stevieslaw: Some things I’d do rather than watch the Trump Inaugural 1. Supervise a dodge ball game for 13 year old boys on sugar highs 2. Volunteer at the Holland Tunnel for 5 PM Friday on a Holiday weekend. 3. … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle

Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle Those of us of a certain age remember “Duck and Cover.” In my case, I learned it at PS 165, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY—less than ten miles from a projected ground zero. We … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Smokey, that old gray cat with the disposition of my grandma Vlad, is buried in the backyard in an old shoe box meant for high tops. She lived to seventeen— a grand old age for cats, and by … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: why aren’t you digging?

Stevieslaw: why aren’t you digging? Of course your remember Rick Perry. Once upon the time, he ran for President and when the American people decided pretty unanimously that the guy was “dumb as a rock,” Ricky responded by finding a … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: The Way We Are Now

The Way We Are Now My neighbor, Mike, will build a fence this spring. I watch as landscapers pace the boundary between our quarter acres, penciling distances and slopes, in hope of a winning bid. Frost wrote, “Good fences make … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: DNC to open office in Moscow

Stevieslaw: Democratic National Committee to Open Office in Moscow With the CIA, the NSA, both houses of Congress and anyone with an IQ over 8 agreeing that the Russians hacked the 2016 Presidential Election to assure Donald Trump’s victory, the … Continue reading

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