If you are not from, nor familiar with Dubuque- fear not because it’s likely-standing next to you, a ‘Dubuquer’:    And it is these Dubuquers;  this Port City’s prince and princesses, your Sherpa’s…that will take you,to the top! while others will simply care for you.

Dubuque’s chunk of limestone (thank you Mr. Benz)… hey!  [...]

My Small Pinky Episode

Jeez…  I’m finally complete but please join me in this small “pinky” episode:

A woman I loved so dearly finally picked up her last things here, specifically her Japanese maple. On that day I was worse off than that dried out piece of black licorice, twisted and gaunt- I had stopped watering it weeks [...]

The Mary Ann

I have found that the real characters in my life are those of which have been emotionally malnourished in some way; those that have put a “crease” or two across my back, have folded my abdomen.  Occasionally I grab chuckles from some; those that climb the soap box, defining and explaining my problems for [...]

Cheddar Confidential

Welders are a quiet sort focused in general on two things:  the clock and the pain.  The intense heat is a by-product; knee-jerk reactions to the “business” and, well most of us are just searching for another sensation besides heat.  The act of being on fire is actually a warming, pleasant sensation at the [...]


To the dismay of my loyal Dubuque constituents, on this fetid smear of sub/sub cultural land- I from the pulpit, positioned adjacent (West) of the Mississippi River… where the catfish somersault out of the muck and mock the Busch Light drinkers, now concede the Al-Qaeda leadership.  Hey, they picked another guy.  I’ve come to [...]

Where Do We Go From Here?

I’ll tell you where:  Freud Communications.  Freud is the public relations firm based in London founded by Matthew Freud, who is a direct descendant from the Public relations dynasty of Edward Bernays and is the great-grandson of the famous Sigmund Freud.  My mentor at Clarke University, Dr. Abdul Sinno was a friend and [...]

How very Saxon of you… now take my son.

First off my apologies…  it’s been quite a while since the inaugural post…   it’s just this ‘Weinergate’ scandal has me all loop the looped and such.  Rep. Weiner should recognize what we all know to be true:  our friend privacy is no longer around.    Social media has taken my privacy and left the [...]

Cancel the Corvette, Scirocco Indeed…

You’re gonna buy me a corvette. You just don’t know it yet.  Me think… a Stingray 77-81′, all chromed up front and all that “yup”.  It’s a woman’s world and her prerogative to change her mind so don’t get all creepy on me if I recoil in fear and resuscitate an early fetish [...]