Bent Lent

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt   ––Every year a dear friend practices her own secular version of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday she denies herself for the forty days until Easter the mood regulating pleasures of wine and caffeine. One year she included chocolate in this fast, but that proved unhealthy––for those around her. As noted, … Continue reading

Scottish Deerhound Day of Diva

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––My dog stopped in the midst of our morning walk and refused to budge. When I let go of the leash for a moment to get a tissue from my coat pocket (bloody, vile, tedious winter) she began walking, but when I again took hold of the leash she froze. My … Continue reading

Easy Solution For Ugly Skylines

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––House Republicans have their thinking caps on. More surprising, it appears they have been reading news––real news, the kind with facts. Some of it is even about places not in these Unites States of America, places where the people don’t have to wear their national flag on their clothing to avoid … Continue reading

Dear Callicles, “But never on so fair a morn” for him?

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Was it a fiend to him, or the only friend he could allow? Did it goad and jibe, or did it beckon? Was it loud with lessons, Or was it merely silence over-loud?   He became a god: master, for a moment.   “Alone!” Arnold’s man-god cried: “Alone! – On this … Continue reading