Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and the weather will hit record-breaking temps again. It will be near 100 degrees in her part of the world...


Maybe the witch was right, thought the Mason’s wife. Maybe key societal areas were being deconstructed, changing from within, affecting everyone. All because of rising frequencies…


People held onto their religion like a life preserver. It made no difference if it was orthodox or pagan centered. People’s beliefs gave definition to their world, their reality. Everything was seen and defined through the prism of their faith…


The Mason’s wife was somewhat astounded that powerful men were being toppled by a chorus of women’s voices. She could hardly believe the volume, or fathom the reason for it happening. It was something of a milestone in contemporary culture…


As a young and very naive girl she had considered becoming a nun. She could think of no greater good than to give one’s life to God. How very juvenile, she thought, thinking back on it…


What snapped her out of her religious delusion was reading a history of the Catholic Church. It was actually an assortment of books, all dealing with the bloody history of her perspective employer…


In the end she was left with a belief in a god that had no home base, no label to attach to it. It simply resided in her heart and mind, and was defined by her actions in life. She felt that was sufficient, with no need to twist anyone’s arm to have them see things her way. Not necessary…


She didn’t care if they saw things her way or not. She just wanted people to see things clearly and remedy things that needed to be fixed, for the sake of everyone concerned…


But she didn’t see anything like that happening. It was all lip service. “Let the world fall apart so long as my piece of it stays intact,” seems to be the prime directive. Lecherous men in ties bent on seducing the star-struck rather than clamor judiciously to ban assault rifles. It was indeed a sad state of affairs…


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

All the ogres were coming out of the woodwork, thought the troll. The snaring of Al Franken didn’t surprise him. Comedians and politicians were always prime suspects…


But Charlie Rose getting busted did surprise him. Some people just don’t raise suspicion. The troll put Rose in the same category as priests; he was more surprised that more people hadn’t come out pointing fingers at serial mashers, rapists, and molesters because there must be millions of them out there...


Truth be told, every male on the planet could be indicted for bad behavior toward women at one time or another, including him. Youth and alcohol is a crazy mix; and when youth evaporates, alcohol will continue doing its brutish thing…


Not to say that all the sticky hands were drunks or Humbert Humbert clones. Some were just misbegotten Casanovas, feeling they were irresistible because they were in enviable positions of money and power, and that can be just as bad as a mixture of adolescence and booze. Trump being a prime example…


“Male egos haven’t softened all that much toward women since we lived in caves,” he said to the skank. “It’s bad here but not as bad as some parts of the world where women are little more than walking pieces of furniture.”…


“Most men are pigs,” said the skank. “We have a security guard at work just in case any of the customers get out of hand.”…


“Naked women need protection,” said the troll. "Men are wired to respond to curves and pretty faces. Nature wants to make sure we keep humping, even if what we want to mount doesn't feel the same way about it."...


The skank was watching a TV news program, looking at Al Franken cupping his hands over a woman’s breasts. “Something bothers me about the whole thing,” she said. “Women could conspire to do someone in, even if the guy never did anything.”…


“There’s always a lie detector,” said the troll. “And if women come out from every direction who don’t know each other, but have a connection with the offender, that should count for something.”…


Changing the subject, the skank said, “Did you hear about Manson.”…


The troll had heard something that morning. “He croaked.”…


“I bet he was a king pig in his time,” said the skank…


“He didn’t stop with manhandling," said the troll. "If he didn’t like you, he’d put out your lights.”…


“I don’t think anybody’s going to miss him,” said the skank…


“Probably not,” said the troll…


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

She liked the witch well enough to think of her as “a best friend.” But there were ideas residing in the witch’s brain that made her as curious to the Mason’s wife as those who wait for a messiah…


The assortment of insane people on the planet was vast; their antics on display daily, as well as those who hid in the open, immune from scrutiny, ready to snap when least expected…


Benign madness was tolerable, but the other was growing like a bad rash; it made the Mason’s wife think the end was near in some apocalyptic way. Her grandma used to say that the mule carries only so much before it falls…


“If General MacArthur had used the A-bomb on North Korea, the present situation would not be in place,” her husband said. “But we didn’t want to look like thugs, so Truman fired him. It might have been a mistake.”…


The reality of it was a major bummer. She didn’t see a rosy future like the witch. The Mason’s wife saw the madness widen, the confusion infesting the crowd, the world falling into a deeper psychosis, madness overpowering madness. Suicides galore, daily, by the numbers…


Only your state of mind will see you through, she thought…


Valhalla was a place where Viking warriors went to feast and die in battle endlessly. Human aspirations have grown since. A gorge on pork and ale and then to die again and again in blissful battle doesn’t sound as good as it once did. Better 72 virgins or a walk with Jesus…


Humans today want to live inside machines, and the witch believes that such a thing is possible. The Mason’s wife could not envision this. She saw a corroding world, breaking down, in the hands of irrational men. The global angst had thickened. People were collectively waiting for the other shoe to drop…