Author Archives: l. l. frederick

About l. l. frederick

I'm pretty ordinary, so I find any number of things in the world interesting, among them: books, music, flowers, food, social justice, politics and (sometimes!) people. As for my writing, I've decided that I can be subtle and tasteful when our only problems are esthetic ones. Or when I'm dead, whichever comes first. In the meantime, read at your own risk.

Why Wait?

“A king can stand people fighting, but he can’t last long if people start thinking.” –Will Rogers I’ve been getting emails for a week or so, posturing about impeaching … the new White House squatter. as if our spineless “representatives” … Continue reading

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Every Day in Every Way

“I have been reading the morning paper. I do it every morning–knowing well that I shall find in it the usual depravities and basenesses and hypocrisies and cruelties that make up civilization, and cause me to put in the rest … Continue reading

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Headed for Trouble

“We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office.” –Aesop “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” –Emma Goldman “The problem with political jokes? Too many of them get elected.” –Unknown Eons back, I took … Continue reading

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Harvest Home

Bluegrass roots must be exceptionally strong and tenacious. Though our family moved to Ohio when he was quite young, my father never fully lost a Kentucky accent, or a fondness for his birthplace. He subscribed to his hometown paper for … Continue reading

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Saturday Serenade

Wow, we do have lots of Saturday songs! But then we have such diverse attitudes and approaches to the day itself. Some of us tackle a daunting list of Saturday chores, while others relax and calm themselves after a hectic … Continue reading

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Fantasia for Friday

I was born on a Friday, I’m told, though I can’t swear to it. For sure, I never live up to the nursery rhyme characterization of my day-mates as “loving and giving”. Far from it, I fear. Maybe someday! But … Continue reading

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Thursday Themes

Well how embarrassing, I didn’t expect this — my luck’s run out. Despite years spent or misspent listening to music, I couldn’t come up with a single ‘Thursday’ song title or lyric on my own. So, as is my wont, … Continue reading

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