Are Your Chops Happy?

Are Your Chops Happy? Ira L. White I like to buy my meat locally and it’s nice when one can also visit the farms where it is raised. I am both a customer and friends with folks at the two farms I am about to mention. My first trip to Feld Farms was incredible. They…

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Ractopamine In Your Food

There is an additive to animal feed that many are unaware of. There is no required mention of it on food labels. There is controversy over its use. It is currently restricted in 160 nations in the world. So, is it safe? I will present what I have found, and you can decide for yourself.…

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Wind Power

The wind blew this morning Trumpeting a chaotic melody It savaged loudly against the walls And danced through the electrical lines Blinking the lights inside the building As it toyed with our emotions. A shriveled old man stood smoking Against the wall of the Laundromat Cursing in a loud and angry voice. But the voice…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 12- Banned and not Banned

My bowels got in an uproar shortly after I got up this morning. No, it wasn’t the chile verde I ate too much of last night. (Damn it was good. I’ve spent 10 years refining the recipe and now it’s so good it embarrasses Mexican cooks). No, what got my loins to burning was the…

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Moonsilk Madness

                     Away in the night I whisk you Far from human habitation To a cliff where the restless ocean  Serves as a percussion section Wagner would have died for And the crickets and cicadas Bow and pluck their strings While frogs sing like woodwinds. As the symphony orchestra performs We dance beneath the…

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Lost Flight

Dim light leaks eerily from city lamps. As I glance across the fog shrouded lot I hear the sharp barking Of ghostly figures high in the fog. Circling overhead they call to the night: “We are Nature’s wandering children Trained by our parents to flee bitter cold To return to the warmth of the primordial…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 11-Ads for Elders

The internet is a never-ending circus of amazement and amusement. It is also the source of today’s rant which started when I came across an ad on my timeline for hearing aids. I keep getting all these ads for things like walk-in tubs, adjustable eyeglasses, nose hair removal, etc. The algorithm must think I’m old…

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Wires

Criss-cross, criss-cross, Everything is criss-crossed. They’ve criss-crossed us in! Yesterday I glanced at the Old Mission Nestled in the city, Framed by setting sun clouds. I began to feel a sense of exhilaration But like bars on a jail cell Everything was criss-crossed, Jet black streaks.

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Rants in the Pants

Episode 10- Frustration Sometimes I get so angry, I could chew nails. Today, I would chew nails but my hair is on fire. Add an unhealthy dose of confusion to that and you have my current status. What could upset me so much? MFA, also known as 2FA. I didn’t know what this meant either=…

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