Man of Large Objects

A guest post from Carol Teltschick His real name was Eric but I’ll always remember him as the man of large objects. I met him at UT Austin when I was working for the Department of Transportation Engineering, one of those hang-on-by-your-fingernails kind of jobs of which I’ve had so many. Eric was our secretary […]

Leave Politics to the Pygmies

It started with an itch as all things which destroy do, although which or that or she or he or they or it ⏤ what are they really?   Those demon rashes, those barnacles on your skin, dried by indoor circulation and then exposed to fungi spores that roam fog-filled valleys looking for hosts. Was […]

Human Relations

Guest Post by Carol Teltschick McAllister rummaged through his desk looking for a roll of Tums. He had just finished a drive-through lunch and his stomach was a roiling mess of burgers churning in a sea of Diet Coke. As he bent his head to search a drawer, Bertha the tech writer flitted past and […]

Smoking ’til the Cowsills come home

User: mikef Host: ts2 Date: Thu 12 Jul 5 09:08:59 PST 1991 Milvia support staff has continued to receive complaints about smoking in the building.  As everyone knows, this is a difficult and delicate issue.  On the one hand there are those who are truly sensitive to so-called “secondary smoke”.  They have complained about becoming […]

Tinny Words in Cups and Saucers

At three thirty this morning the iPhone beeped. Generally I throw a pillow over it and go back to sleep but this morning I picked it up and it blinked at me and quivered just a bit as if needing a petting like the cat. On the screen, amidst calls for Trump’s head and Wanna […]