Last Dances and First Kisses

It’s that time of the year again: prom night.  It’s that time of the year for suits and corsages, for dresses and tiaras,  and when the music of David Pomeranz is the norm, not the exception. Grade school prom nights were early evenings spent in awkward “uuuuy” moments, where you kind of fear the “sitting […]

Rat in the Cage*

The world is a vampire… sent to drain Secret destroyers… hold you up to the flames. And what do I get for my pain? Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game. – Smashing Pumpkins, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness* There’s some joke I heard that people have quit tightening […]

Broken, Beat, and Scarred*

I do not have profound thoughts to share, other than the sickening metaphor of a friar tortured in the Middle Ages; one of the first men in history to raise his fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy. The Italian martyr Savonarola was tortured in a machine called the “strappado.” It’s a very […]