Mamacita says:  I have always loved fairy tales. I do not mean the insipid heavily-edited baby-tales, all with happy endings, the Disney-fied versions; I am speaking of the real thing: stories full of blood and guts and red-hot spikes and … Continue reading

Ten Things I STILL Haven't Done Yet!

Mamacita says:  I’ll get around to it.  Oh, wait, I’ve got one of those now! <—— 1.  I’ve never been to a spa.  I have a sort of thing about people touching my feet, and if I got a manicure, … Continue reading

Mind Your Own Business

Mamacita says:  I have never been able to understand why some people consider other people’s business to be their business, too.  I mean, shouldn’t they at least wait to be asked before chiming in with an opinion, piece of advice, … Continue reading

I Worry About the Future

Mamacita says:  I worry about the future. I worry about the future for different reasons than most people’s reasons.  I worry about the future because present generations aren’t learning about the past. Seriously.  Our students don’t seem to have anything … Continue reading

April is Poetry Month: Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop Sonnet I am in need of music that would flow Over my fretful, feeling finger-tips, Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips, With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low, Of some song sung … Continue reading

BULLETIN bulletin bulletin bulletin. . . .

Mamacita says:  My friend Jim, who used to write at Patriside about the life of a single dad, has moved. He had to.  He’s not a single dad any more! He now writes at Hogepotte, and he and his lovely … Continue reading