Something about the old cliché about shadows (a poem)

The February 16th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem about your shadow, then describe the shadows around you, etc. I took a more general approach. Shadows can’t exist without light Perhaps that’s an obvious statement but I’m reminded of it again and again whenever the [...]

Sometimes I feel like a mid-1990s Windows Update

Remember Windows Update in the mid-1990s? You know, when updating Windows was horribly unpredictable? You know. When there was at least a 50-50 chance that installing that update would cause all sorts of havoc with your computer—even (especially?) rendering some of your programs completely unusable—and it would take undoing that update or installing another patch to put [...]