Dead Beat Blues

  Your big brother called; first time I've heard a peep from him since you and I divorced twelve years ago.  Having been forewarned of your sister's request for my phone number, I thought I was prepared for the context, but I must confess, you and your family never cease to baffle me! He wasn't calling to…

Bully Bested

His friends called him 'Port'. He stood a big man, massive in comparison to us as children.  Calves, the size of footballs, carried the load of his muscular frame and well hydrated beer belly, hidden underneath a thick mane of wavy grey hair, worn long, beneath a greasy, frayed ball cap.  For spring, summer and fall he…