Tag Archives: Blues

Civil Rights in the Bathroom Blues

I dreamed I was trapped in a Women’s Bathroom at a rest stop on I-95 with Caitlyn Jenner.  We’re washing up at adjoining sinks, our faces reflected in the mirror. Bright and chatty, reveling in her still new identity, she … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Civil Rights, Feminism, women | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

More Angry White Guys with Guns Blues

Memphis Earlene and me on the Virtual Veranda reading the New York Times and the Washington Post. Memphis Earlene sips Southern Comfort while I rant. She takes mendacity in high places for granted. I’m always surprised. It was the Washington … Continue reading

Posted in France | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Birthday Blues

  April 20……..Hitler’s birthday. Mine as well. I’m in a Doctors waiting room in Amherst Virginia, been here for two hours, FOX NEWS on the TV. Springtime for Hitler doesn’t feel so much like a joke. I got a tick … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Book, Existentialism, Humor, Literature, women, Writer | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Cannibis Candyman Blues

Poor Maureen Dowd, but how could she have known?        She hadn’t spent the early Eighties being a weekend hippie like I did.   But smoking is so hard on the lungs if you inhale. Walter White, meet Betty Crocker. … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Cannibis Cooking, Humor, mental health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dead Cat Blues

Memphis Earlene doesn’t ‘get’ cats, thinks they’re a trivial pursuit. Grand passions, the seductive call of self-destruction and substance abuse,  feeling like a motherless child? That’s  Blues territory. Cats don’t get the blues.  They give them. They tear up your … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, cats | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Blues Entitlement

 Yes, there’s a difference between the blues and plain old self-pity.    You have the right to sing the blues if you work for Wal-mart. You have a right to sing the blues if you ain’t got no home in this … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Book, Humor, Literature, mental health, women | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

DMV Blues Part Deux

Tough love from Blues Legend Memphis Earlene was yesterday.  Today it’s time for Franco-Therapy. Everything’s better in France, especially if you’re an Older Woman, according to Scarlett, my fashion consultant.  Everything improves when translated into the French version. She’s back … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, France, Humor, mental health, women, Writer | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments