Notes from the Land of Oz

Hope is a Thing with Feathers

The Gift of Gab (2002)

My eight-year old son, John, has the Gift of Gab. He comes by it honestly. Sometime before the great potato famine, one of my wife's ancestors kissed the Blarney Stone.

This Bar is for Girls

Sometime in 2001 the Luna® bar appeared as a dessert item in the chow hall at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. The wrappers of these protein bars were decorated with silhouettes of women dancing in the moonlight, and emblazoned with the Luna bar motto "The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women." At first, some of the guys wouldn't touch them.

Would You Lie?

Danny maxed-out his sentence. He wrapped-up ten years at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. He would have been out in five if he had been considered amenable to programming.

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