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Friday, May 31, 2019

50-words, bookkeeper


The Bookkeeper

I help do the books for a voluntary organization.
One day they came in and said, “Thank you for doing the books and please take care of the goats in the basement?”
“No,” I said, “I do books not goats. I quit.”
Then I woke up, I had been dreaming.



Martin Evans lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He rarely remembers his dreams.

Monday, April 29, 2019

50 words, Trump


Since the inauguration, President Trump has uttered over 9,000 lies, some trivial, some profoundly dangerous. These have been deployed as a Churchillian “bodyguard of lies” to protect his central claim: “No collusion.”
That lie, we are told, was no lie at all. How unnecessary were those 9,000 plus falsehoods! Sad.

Friday, March 8, 2019

50 words, Wind


It is garbage pickup day in Cambridge.
The empty bins are dancing in the street, rolling hither and yon, blown by the blustery gusts of wind, wind that has driven unimpeded from the icy Canadian tundra.
Neighbor corrals bin for neighbor, trash is secured house by house, the community thrives.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Friday, November 23, 2018