Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mr. Accordion

Pic of the week

The Travelled Monkey - Mr. Accordion
Photo by John Weaver

Mr. Accordion sat down 

to put on new socks. 

Black, clean

He glanced over his shoulder and removed
two well-worn shoes.

His old socks peeled off
like sausage skins. 

The evening air caressed 
his tender toes briefly.

Mr. Accordion reached into his coat.
New socks: €1.99.


Idaho where to start

Two news stories caught my attention this week from Idaho of all places. 

First, a judge ruled this week that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. But Governor C.L. Otter, known as Butch, has said he intends to appeal the case.

If gay marriage supporters can’t count on a governor named Butch to back them, then who can they turn to, you ask? Well, that leads me to the second story, the Idaho Gubernatorial Debate that took place on Wednesday. 

Gov. Otter’s fellow Republican challengers had the chance to present themselves. One man, Harley Brown, ticks all the right boxes for loving God and hating taxes, but he differentiated himself from the pack by saying that gay people “love each other more than I love my motorcycle.”

Butch will have to watch out. When it comes to crazy, he’s not the only horse in the race…  (if you can't view the video, click to watch on YouTube)

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