‘Clarity, Mr. Wolf, Clarity!’

‘Clarity, Mr. Wolf, Clarity!’
Emeritus Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo
Howard R. Wolf is Emeritus Professor of English and Senior Fellow at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of three memoirs, a novel (Broadway Serenade), personal essays, and many short stories.A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and South Africa,he is now putting together a collection ofstories, EXILES BY STARLIGHT, and a play, HOME AT THE END OF THEDAY. Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Horace Mann School, Amherst College(BA), Columbia (MA), and The University of Michigan (PH.D) where he won a Hopwood for fiction. Howard lives in Amherst, New York where he writes and cultivates a small garden.
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A nationally known professor returned my first paper with a devastating “C –” intoning, “Clarity, Mr. Wolf, clarity!” I took a wanderjahre between my sophomore and junior college … Read more

The Particle Poet’s Inflammatory Smoking Jacket

The Particle Poet’s Inflammatory Smoking Jacket
Emeritus Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo
Howard R. Wolf is Emeritus Professor of English and Senior Fellow at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of three memoirs, a novel (Broadway Serenade), personal essays, and many short stories.A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and South Africa,he is now putting together a collection ofstories, EXILES BY STARLIGHT, and a play, HOME AT THE END OF THEDAY. Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Horace Mann School, Amherst College(BA), Columbia (MA), and The University of Michigan (PH.D) where he won a Hopwood for fiction. Howard lives in Amherst, New York where he writes and cultivates a small garden.
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One colleague’s smoking jacket was rumored to be the same one he had worn for twenty years without being dry-cleaned. Most faculty dressed casually in the once upon … Read more

Mouseguest: A Poem

Mouseguest: A Poem
Jerry Robbins is a graduate of Gettysburg College, Yale University Divinity School and the Hartford Seminary Foundation, where he earned a Ph.D. He is the editor of The Essential Luther (Baker) and the author of Carevision (Judson) and Provocables (C.S.S.). Jerry has published several articles and over 100 book reviews and received the Joseph Sittler Award for Writing.Since retiring to Florida in 2001, he has turned his attention to novelty writing projects.
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Mouseguest Come Dear Mouse be our guest And may your weary head find rest Not upon our little bed But out in the garage instead I think you’ll … Read more

January 6: A Poem

Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire.Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.
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January 6 O fateful day amid gray skiesIn bitter waves they cameWith purple rage and fantasiesThat Trump chose to inflame.America! America!They shed disgrace on theeThis twisted hate-filled brotherhood,Traitors … Read more

Trump Plays While U.S. Mourns: A Poem

Trump Plays While U.S. Mourns: A Poem
Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire.Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.
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Trump Plays While U.S. Mourns Nero played with Rome aflame;He did not care as fire spread.Trump’s golfing trips are quite the same;He plays while thousands all lie dead. … Read more

A Cursory Rhyme

A Cursory Rhyme
Dennis Rohatyn is a recovering philosopher who hibernates in Southern California. He writes about the inhuman condition, as he peers out from inside his lonely cave.
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A poem about Chumpty-Trumpty. Chumpty-Trumpty owned a huge mall. Chumpty-Trumpty built a Great Wall. All Trumpty’s Cannons, and all of his Bannons, Can’t stop poor China from killing … Read more

The Charge of the Not-So-Bright Brigade

Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire.Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.
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The Charge of the Not-So-Bright Brigade: Trump’s Tulsa Rally of Death Half a brain, half a brain,Half a brain onward,All to the rally of DeathStrode the sick hundreds.“Forward, … Read more

‘Dr. Seuss Prophecies’ Revealed for First Time

‘Dr. Seuss Prophecies’ Revealed for First Time
I was born a young baby. Then I grew up. Then I grew confused. Then I grew tired. I'm a 20th century man who's somehow been transported to the 21st century, with one foot in the gone past and the other in the here now. I started my blog mymanymoodsofme toward the end of 2012. There I write humorous essays, stories and poems (lyrics from my songs), in addition to my aphorisms. It's good work... if you get it. In my spare time I play chess, write songs, and reflect upon what I see. I'm very happy to be colluding with Humor Times, and hope you enjoy the result. Cheers!

Newly discovered Dr. Seuss prophecies: chillingly accurate. A brand-new and never-before-seen compilation of Dr. Seuss poetry and prose, “The Dr. Seuss Prophecies,” has recently been unearthed by well-known … Read more

Trump’s Version of Sinatra’s ‘My Way’

Trump’s Version of Sinatra’s ‘My Way’
Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire.Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.
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President rewrites Sinatra’s “My Way,” says it’s the “best version ever!” They think the end is near And that I face the final curtain. My base, I’ll say … Read more

Theatre of the Absurd: Republican Historical Revisionism

Theatre of the Absurd: Republican Historical Revisionism
Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire.Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.
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Republican Historical Revisionism, as interpreted in a poem. The Republicans in Trump’s defense are now performing in their own theatre of the absurd, from bizarre religious references to … Read more

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