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Short Thoughts On “Long”

Short Thoughts On “Long”

Pierre Fontenot March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Short Thoughts On “Long”

Handshakes and hugs should be like smiles and chuckles; anything longer turns a nice thing wronger. Long explanations tend to be short on truth.  Same goes for apologies: after a few sentences apologies have

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Things I’m Up To Here With

Things I’m Up To Here With

Pierre Fontenot March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Things I’m Up To Here With

How did music go from That to This in two generations? Grandpa could play a guitar, but the grandson can only play video games? Is that what happened? Two hundred years from now people

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Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Pierre Fontenot February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Years ago, seafood joint, somebody’s somebody having an 18th birthday. The person of honor, with that school stage need to be popular, needle on E from the not-being, soaking up the once a year

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Sixty Is A Serious Number

Sixty Is A Serious Number

Pierre Fontenot February 2, 2017 Comments Off on Sixty Is A Serious Number

…where we find the author contemplating aging… _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _ Middle Age Doesn’t Last Forever When I was a kid old people were beat-up old.

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2016 Did No Favors To 2017

2016 Did No Favors To 2017

Pierre Fontenot January 19, 2017 Comments Off on 2016 Did No Favors To 2017

I was one of those, speaking of 2016 with woe and lamentations.  Celebrity deaths, police shooting and being shot, terrorism, mass shootings, and, as it has been for every single year of my life,

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The Beatitudes Of Christmas

The Beatitudes Of Christmas

Pierre Fontenot January 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Beatitudes Of Christmas

Blessed are they who get underwear for Christmas.  Our family trees have been around since around was around, but only since WWII have we had the affluence to get so many, for so cheap. 

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The War of 2016

The War of 2016

Pierre Fontenot December 1, 2016 Comments Off on The War of 2016

What a fatigue of a year. _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _ It Began With A Clean Slate In January of 2016 I wrote a Bedtime Story

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God Grant Me

God Grant Me

Pierre Fontenot November 18, 2016 Comments Off on God Grant Me

…the ability to look at a jumble of things that matter and know which matters the most. …the common sense to appreciate the common. …the do-it to do good when no one is looking…and

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Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Pierre Sez November 4, 2016 Comments Off on Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Put Sunday naps on the ballot. I vote for smiles. Something about this year, I don’t see ‘em like I used to see ‘em. I’ll even vote twice if it means we get sincere

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All Those Stars

All Those Stars

Pierre Fontenot October 21, 2016 Comments Off on All Those Stars

There I was, a long way from home, Louisiana boy trying to do some antique business with a dealer from Kansas.  A plastic milk crate filled with many objects and I say, “How much

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