December 5, 2019

Baby Trump Old Fashioned ImPeachMEnt Cocktail

Baby Trump Old Fashioned ImPeachMEnt Cocktail


  • 2 oz McConnell Kentucky bourbon
  • 1/2 oz imPEACHment schnapps
  • 3 dashes orange (-one is) bitters
  • 1 tsp baby (Trump) food peach puree
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • 1 peach wedge for garnish
  • 1 orange rind garnish for you-know-who
  • 1 Luxardo cherry-on-top for garnish optimism 

  1. Add ingredients into a bar glass with ice
  2. Stir quickly, but slowly enough for every one who doesn't get it yet to catch up.
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with peach wedge and orange rind.
  5. Garnish on top with Luxardo cherry if optimistic Senate will convict.
  6. Sip and repeat until the 2020 election.

November 5, 2019

salvation in a jazz club

beautiful as heartache
dissonant like unexpected joy
a voice crying in the wilderness
of downtown streetscapes
pulling me in like
a river maelstrom

if you play
that seven-note chord again
with fingers singing I
might quiver and die and be 
reborn right here in my
Old Fashioned right now in 
a holy chromatic kiss

I might long for your lyrics's
love I might believe in your
tune's hopeful move toward
resolution even though it fades
before reaching harmonic home
which I too like a wayward
melody have never reached

October 16, 2019

Tiny Desk Sermon: Lectionary 29 C, Luke 18:1-8