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MY RECENT POSTS
- Mother Greens
January 13, 2011 01:23PM
- A Modest Proposal
October 13, 2010 12:25PM
- Why I Know God* Doesn't Exist
(that or he's* a dumbass)
July 20, 2010 03:27PM
- Obama's First Year--An Open
January 21, 2010 12:21PM
- If you DVR'd your life. . .
September 11, 2009 01:25PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Somewhere along the way,
these good people picked up
September 01, 2012 11:43PM
- “In fairness, you fail to
acknowledge that Mrs. Romney
to some women
August 29, 2012 11:51PM
- “Is it telling that so
much of what I read in your
August 29, 2012 04:05PM
- “I dunno, noah. Think I'd
prefer the ability to rewind
January 13, 2011 02:35PM
- “Haven't we always
attempted to make technology
give it the
January 13, 2011 02:06PM
Mal Beck's Links
A shadow monster stepped out from the walls yesterday, all Frigh… Read full post »
We're in trouble. . .and we have been for decades. The body politic no longer stands for the common man nor woman, and when it professes to be, we can be certain they're being like politicians--liars, cheats, and thieves. Even the best of them can't help themselves as they say what… Read full post »
There is no way I can adequately enumerate all the minor annoyances and major grievances I confront daily which convince me that God (*as currently worshipped, viewed, known by most of the major religions on this planet) doesn't exist. But. . .BUT, I will list a few. Feel free to add… Read full post »
Dear Mr. President~
I unabashedly voted for you. I teared up watching the hope spilling into the streets the night of your election victory, the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of people thronging the Mall in D.C., celebrating the end to a nefarious reign of a hateful,… Read full post »
We live in an age when we want immediate, downloadable media at our fingertips, yet we are still entertained in an increasingly old-fashioned manner by actually sitting down and glueing our eyes to a TV screen. Yet, we don't want to be bothered by having to truly be in our recliners… Read full post »
to my daughter on her ninth
the moments I wrestle, unwinning
missing the hugs.
the precise number of tears
gouging my cheeks at night.
the stares of my heart
into the void, unseeing.
the curses I fling
sticking like tar to my thoughts.&n/…
Wrapped up like a baby, comforted and warm,
You bring peace to me more than I to you.
I. You. We. The trinity. Fuller of love.
You should never want for tranquility,
Despite my true north.
Languid eyes, so childishly secure, fresh as blanketing snow.
Saving grace? … Read full post »
That tamped down dirt road
Wandering down the delta
Lingering through the swamp.
Can’t get there from here,
All trash and trauma.
Plastic bag ugly.
And the dirt--streaked grime
On your socks once white
The mocs and the coppers
Just laying ambush,… Read full post »
Guacamole recipes are ubiquitous, and I've tried dozens of them. Most of the time they're bloated and full of crap that has no business being in the mix. After years of experimenting, the nearly naked truth hit me squarely between my beady eyes--simpler is better. I love avocados--t… Read full post »
Sleep doesn't come easily to me, so I sit here in near darkness and solitude listening to my young daughter snore gently. She's tucked into her grown-up sleeping bag, sprawled haphazardly on the carpeted floor of the den, just beneath the plasma tv her Dada just had to have. … Read full post »
I'm sitting here as is my normal morning routine, sipping a cup of Honduran coffee with just a touch of half and half and a teaspoon of turbinado sugar, and the story of Father Cutie' splashes across my television screen. Surely you've heard of him. He's the very charimatic priest who… Read full post »
My curlylocks daughter had never fished before two weeks ago. Now? She's fished three times and is becoming a veritable Van de Kamp. She doesn't live with me, though I see her most days: picking her up from school three times a week, eating a school lunch with her every Thursd… Read full post »
You really want to know what small town folks in the Bible Belt think about? Well, read up below. I've taken actual calls to the local paper's Hotline and published them word for word (my editorial notes, if any, will be noted within [brackets]). I swear--I'm not making these… Read full post »
Sweet limpid tear’d drop
Kissing areola’s lip
Purest arcing curve Read full post »
It struck me the other day, that our world is a'changin'. Now, I know some have told me that I'm behind the times, and other have downright accused me of bigotrymism and homophobitism. And that just ain't so. But, such blowhard kerfuffle did get me thinking. … Read full post »
This just in to the MBN news desk: apparently, men in the United Kingdom, specifically England, are more likely to wash their hands after urinating than do men in the United States. We turn to our traveling correspondent W. E. Johnson for a report.
WEJ: Thanks. After numerous… Read full post »
I never thought it could happen: a TV show that taught me how to handle the crises with which I find myself continually struggling. NCIS is the best show on the boob tube, supplanting classics from the past such as THE $64,000 QUESTION, MR. ED, CANNON, ALF, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, and A… Read full post »
The following linked video has been seen by millions--no doubt most of you who find this post will have viewed the clip on YouTube or watched it repeated ad nauseum on a parade of TV shows. If you haven't seen it, take a quick look:
I have pet peeves. Many of them. Today, on the top of my list, are alarmist tracts masquerading as health studies. Let me digress briefly to say that health reports which state the obvious ("News flash! Overeating can lead to obesity!") are equally nefarious, but that's a… Read full post »
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