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By Tom Fillion
Is like a cab ride at four in the morning in Mexico City in a cab with one headlight, no seat belts or door locks and stop lights and road signs are punctuation ignored from the last earthquake
Or a drive from Heathrow in the inside- out, right handed driver’s seat, left handed stick shift rental car on left-handed roads with counter-clockwise roundabouts to Oxford where the roads bear the imprint of the designers of Stonehenge and human sacrifice
Or a boat ride on the Rhine listening to a band play Beatles songs while we sipped wine and beer and medieval castles and vineyards filled the landscape to the Lorelei where lay the dead of misguided sailors and Teutonic myth
Or walking the streets of Dublin where umbrellas bloom on every sidewalk and wither when the sun makes a brief appearance before dashing into another pub or museum with the Book of Hours
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Join Giuseppe for a few laughs as he journeys from a funeral mass for some old person he doesn’t know to Club VAVAVOOM at the Florida State Fair!
He’s Robinson Crusoe. He’s an imaginary cowboy. He’s a cigar-smoking paperboy of the month. He’s friends with Clarence, Graveyard, and Chipper. He and his brother, Frankie, have a go-cart with no brakes. He has a dog named Ginger and a duck named Elroy. He’s out of uniform at a funeral mass. He’s friends with Agar the Giant, Baby Flo the Fat Lady, and Cash McCain star of the Florida State Fair. He’s Giuseppe Fieri, a fourth grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Hell and sits in the fourth row, fourth seat according to his GPA. Nobody past the first row ever wins the community improvement essay contest, but he does. Winning the contest upsets the principal, Attila the Nun. She’s been looking for a reason to kick the Fieri family out of school because they don’t pay full tuition. The essay judge plans to visit the next week to inspect Giuseppe’s community improvements. The problem is he made it all up. He’s dead meat.
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