Use the comments section to talk about anything of interest.
Anything at all.
I’ll lead off with some foolery.
Lies I Tell Alexa
Suffering from the general preconceptions inflicted on the elderly, my Lady and I received, as a Christmas present, an omniscient Alexa. It’s so we can easily call for assistance. If (meaning when) needed. We don’t like it, since Alexa sells everything it hears to advertisers. So, I try to confuse it.
“Where can we dispose of all these ballot boxes full of Trump votes?”
“Why are the initials “dy” on the lid of my Hewlett Packard laptop?”
“Please log on to HunterBidensFinestHour.com. Keep trying.”
“Is it true the rumble strips on the highway are for blind drivers?”
“Do you hear that? Alexa! What is it!?”
“Is it legal, in Utah, for a Mormon to marry his widow’s sister?”
“How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?”
“Did President Abraham Lincoln commit suicide with a Colt or a Smith & Wesson?”
“Call the kitty.”
(You get the idea. It’s Open Comments Week.)
Severely beaten as a child by a WWII hero and combat-induced-PTSD stepfather, the author, as a teen, faced the old man down with a shotgun and earned his blessing to join the military at the time Americans were learning about a country called Vietnam. The “lazy, no good son-of-a-bitch” opted out of combat and hard labor by becoming an Air Force medic, stamping out suffering and misery on Freedom’s Frontier at Clark Airbase in S.E. Asia and earning some kind of medal pinned on him personally by then Secretary of the Air Force, Harold Brown, for “Saving lives, etc.”
There followed a summer in Europe ending in the first of happy marriages. Then graduation with University Honors, kids worth dying for and a career in business. Life is good.
Author, The Phoenix Diary, Penguin, 2015.
Founding Member, Writers Co-op.
Co-Editor, The Rabbit Hole anthologies.
Founder, SciFi Lampoon Magazine.
Contributing Editor, A Celebration of Storytelling
Current WIP: Code Blue and Little Deaths, stories from Clark during the Vietnam War.
Recipient of the Psi Young award for Creative Biography.
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