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The Good Housewife* at sunrise with its schmears of cream cheese clouds against the quince-colored morning light, Mrs. Goldberg is out of bed ~ a military tactician in war-time, no dust-bunny is safe, every grease spot is enzyme-bombed, the wash thrashed by machine, then hung or folded, put in place, her windows wiped, her floors scrubbed and woe betide wee crawling creatures, so intent is Mrs. G on genocide © 2014, Jamie… Read More

“Was this the puss that munched a thousand mice And napped atop the towers of Ilium? ….” excerpt from Mephistopheles by Christopher Marlow’s Cat “In Xanadu did Kubla Kat A splendid sofa-bed decree With silken cushions soft and fat A perfect feline habitat…” excerpt from Kula Kat by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Cat Henry Beard’s Poetry for Cats, The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse, is a must for literate cats and their humans, especially… Read More

Literary cats: As with all cats, you just have to love them. “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like ‘I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive…’ And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around… Read More

Note: This was originally published in Beguine Again, the sister site to The BeZine. James is a member of The BeZine core team. / J.D. Actually, the title should be “How to Ruin the Experience of Listening to Good (Even Great) Music,” but that was too long. I suppose one could argue that the experience of listening to good music, as far as the listener is concerned, is the music. But let’s… Read More