780: A Fine Education

Dr. A. Heyerdale Mecklenberg VII was professor of linguistic interpretation and alternative theory at the prestigious Chicago Societal College of Arts, Literature and Philosophy and 73rd street. At least, that was what he claimed. In reality, of course, he was the front man for an international diamond smuggling ring run out of Budapest. Dr Mecklenberg…

779: Communism in Space

There was only one thing Andrea Mushelman cared about; the propogation and spread of communism. The sharing of communal resources had become such a myopic obsession that friends referred to it as her vanity project. Andrea was not going to fail. She would see to it that communism would thrive and grow, even if she…

Bible Stories #21: The Burial of Moses

Once, when the Israelites were wandering around in the desert, they got thirsty and came to Moses to complain that they didn’t have water. Moses asked God what he should do about it, and God told him that water would come from a rock if he talked to it. So Moses took his staff and…

778: A Quick Buck

Marjorie’s essential oil business was off to a rough start. She was sure that it would take off very soon, but in the meantime she needed a few bucks to buy ice cream with. A quick google search gave her some good ideas, but which one should she choose? She didn’t like needles, so selling…

Bible Stories #20: The Man With The Loose Shoe

The literal meaning of Deuteronomy is “second law.” Of course, the book didn’t carry this name until around the 14th century A.D. My understanding is that the original Hebrew name can roughly be translated as “here are some words.” Maybe the translators of the Bible thought that Deuteronomy sounded cooler. The idea behind calling it…

777: Look At My Phone

Got moldy dishes in the sink This world is teetering on the brink Man I sure am in a fink And all these politicians stink Think I’ll look at my phone and drink Think I’ll look at my phone and drink Rum, tick-tok and daiquiris Twitter, scotch and instagram Gosh who even needs a fam?…

776: Gathered Belongings

Standard issue .45, socks, and a small green t-shirt. Floyd had left his pants at the ranch house three miles south on 93. He arranged his belongings on a rock, and took stock of the situation. What to do next. Floyd looked at the rock. He would need some water. That was for sure. Maybe…