Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Welcome back Russell Bennets for his first time in our journal with photography by Ira Joel Haber. Thanks for checking out Oddball Magazine.

Getting Biblical

James Van Looy is back with another poem column. Check out It's All One Thing at Oddball Magazine.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Call for Submissions: The Christmas Wars

Read all about it today at Oddball Magazine.

This Week's Holiday Reminder

There are a lot of unfortunate people this time of year. I hope we all can  take some time to see what can be done to help some of  them this holiday season.

Behind the Oddities, Part Two

Bill Harvey takes you further into the mind of a cartoonist (namely his) in today's "The Odds" at Oddball Magazine.

Still Life After Breakfast, Part 21

Another in the series, now with a taste of winter.

City Haiku

Scene of the escape,
all left to stand and wonder
how far did they get.

This Week's Friendly Reminder

Another reminder about the alt-right (because you can never have enough).

Muse on the Mend

Much like how my excessive walking led me to recently take some time off to rest my feet and ankles, my muse was put through a similar marathon for much of the year. 

It's led to some good work, but a hundred-plus poems later, I had to take a break. In fact I've been on one since Stone Soup was put on hiatus two weeks ago. 

After this weekend  I'm hoping to come back and have more work out before the holidays likely force me to stop writing for what could be the rest of the year. 

Friday, December 08, 2017

New Found Poem Up

I normally get my Tales of the Alt-Blight column at the end of the month (in this case November).  I got sidetracked with Stone Soup affairs and the fact that the news has been completely nuts even before an alt-right spin. It took me a while to process everything. I hope you find it worth the wait.

I also normally only include headlines from a single month. I cheated this month and included a few from October to give the piece a bit of symmetry.

Enjoy "Clinton Crash!"

Time for The Weekly Wisdom

Wise Words with Bruce Wise is up now at Oddball Magazine.

It's Friday!

Janet Cormier kicks us off with another column. It's Bamboozled No More! at Oddball Magazine.


Thursday, December 07, 2017


I'm just posting this picture now over a week later since the last Stone Soup reading. I'm still absorbing the end of the gallery and what it means for the future.

I'm very grateful for the people who have reached out to me with their ideas.

I'm starting to work on a plan that very well might incorporate all of them.

Advent Calendar, Day Seven

Nothing like an old Epic Rap Battle video to get me into the spirit. 

Advent Calendar: Day Six

(Yes, I'm late). 

I only saw The Nightmare Before Christmas a couple of years ago. I actually enjoyed it and saw it a look inside the creative process, especially with The Pumpkin King feeling revitalized and excited just after his sad failure to hijack Christmas.

That doesn't mean I won't enjoy someone taking the piss out of it.

Not Your Everyday Link

Liza Zayas is back with another Underground Garden piece today at Oddball Magazine.

It's Never Too Late to Pray for Democracy

The last Labyrinth poem of 2017 is up now. Check out James Van Looy's latest It's All One Thing poem column at Oddball Magazine.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Tim Gager is back, and his latest flash fiction piece has artist Cesar Valtierra coming with him. Oddball Magazine has the goods today.

Next Tuesday: December Hoot

The last Hoot of the year. Hosted by Ken and Nadine Delano.

The Poetry and Prose is Happening Again

R.W. McLellan starts us out today, with photography by Ed Gault, up now at Oddball Magazine.

Celebrate the New Year at Expresso on December 30th

Information courtesy of Thea Iberall.

New Year's Gala Dance Party

DECEMBER 30, 2017
THEME: "2017: What a Year"

TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION: First Parish UU
26 North Street, Medfield, MA
$10 in advance ($12 at door)
$5 children
(508) 359-4594