Monthly Archives: April 2016

It’s never really what you say, but how you say it. And the other Sunday afternoon when Ed was trying to run out of whisky and time on the same day, I asked him if he thought that older couple chatting at the far end of the bar was still having sex. And he suggested I go ask them. Sooo…

I try to give my body a break and not drink or smoke too many cigars on the day the good Lord wants us to be genuflecting. But last Sunday Ed came along. And Ed is one of those big … Continue reading

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An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises. And promises are like crying babies in a theater: They should be carried out at once. For today is the tomorrow we weren’t promised yesterday. And if you don’t perform and vote I promise to whup you…

I don’t ever recall my dear ol’ bourbon sippin’ Pappy telling me, just before he issued one of his many belt ‘whuppings,’ that ‘this is going to hurt me a whole lot worse than it’s going to hurt you.’ Uh-uh. … Continue reading

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It’s been no secret for centuries that ‘the rich get divorced, and the poor get ethics.’ In other words, the law and opportunities aren’t the same for everybody. Indeed there is larceny in all our hearts. But some hearts steal more. And the rest of us get a lot less…

The other day at the Twin Smoke Shoppe in South Philly where I puff cigars daily, Ralph got to talking about the time years back he used the $100 ‘given’ him to get poked with a prostitute… and instead bought … Continue reading

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