Month: August 2011

The Greybeard Chronicles: The Prince of Thieves in the Land of Venti

enter site Once upon a time (this morning), in a land far, far away (Mobile, Alabama), a handsome young prince – or pauper, if you will (yours truly), journeyed (by pickup) to a dark swamp in a dense forest (Starbucks) where highway robbers lurched in waiting (behind the counter) to pounce on unsuspecting innocents (customers too stupid or stubborn to pass on a $5 cup of coffee), when he beheld a damsel (coworker) in distress (or in the grips of a very intense, life-draining, bad mood.) The gallant prince unleashed his wit and charm to rescue the poor damsel from her...

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The Greybeard Chronicles: Obama, Elvis, Jesus and Me

President Obama said that Congress needs to get busy serving the American people, rather than campaigning for the next election. He said this WHILE in IOWA, where he was CAMPAIGNING for the next election. Meanwhile, Rick Perry, the Texas Ken doll of a governor, whom I suppose I am supposed to love because he is a conservative and a “Christian,” is throwing his ten-gallon hat into the ring. (Yes, that was a long, heavy sigh you just heard from me. Long. Heavy. Weary.) When did American politics devolve into nothing more than posturing , finger-pointing and buck-passing? Oh, wait....

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