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  • All posts by Jai Murugan

    • (Ally)

      Even the most creative practical jokers coerce an ally or two to partake in mischief, even if it is for distraction of the victim. There...

    • (epee)

      I liked laths. Father didn’t. They made excellent bats for cheap balls, stream diggers, stake markers, goal posts, target holders, but especially swords. Father’s setback...

    • (gout)

      My imaginary friends and I invented a game we called Gout. We got sick of Mother’s chronic pleading, “Go out.” It served two purposes for...

    • (crud)

      Only a few select barefoot soles of souls in this great country will have experienced the joys of perfect crud. If toes could talk, they’d...

    • (fact)

      This word has to be the most overused and manipulative one in the political world. “The facts are people in my area are saying I...

    • (term)

      “One term at a time, one term at a time.” That was my motto at university. Four months was way too long for scatterbrains like...

    • (slip)

      Some ideas we humans possess I simple don’t believe. They must have come from some ancient and lively tale teller’s imagination, myths of yore, or...

    • (visa)

      Credit card companies hate me. I am an unpreferred customer. I’m too brainy for their little game of hide and seek: “It’s your money, or...

    • (sing)

      I can’t sing. Never could. Never will. Won’t try. Pathetic voice. I rasp away, but it’s okay. It is a skill I somehow manage to...

    • (rind)

      Alcohol has the ability to remove the rind of the mind, that outer layer of protection and shells we place there to feel safe from...