Opinion

Tiny White Box receives a huge gift

Saturday, January 20, 2018 Keith Howard 0

I discovered a serious blow to my solitary life, a slap to my hermitic face, a forced attack on my writer’s retreat. Some bastard left a bushel of progress at the Tiny White Box, and I didn’t have the opportunity to refuse to sign for it. Let me explain.

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Opinion

Fat Cat Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Keith Howard 0

My Gimme List was driven solely by my desire to be one of the guys and included just one item, the toy demanded by every other boy in my third-grade class: a Fat Cat.  READ MORE

Opinion

Always More Solutions than Problems: George Needs a Job

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Keith Howard 0

I’d like to help George find a job before Christmas. He’s hard-working as hell, smart as hell, talented as hell, honest as hell and, despite his lunacy, a great employee. He started off as a volunteer at Liberty House, soon spending so much time that I couldn’t help but create a paid position for him.  READ MORE

Opinion

The Execution of Chatty Cathy

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Keith Howard 0

Once upon a time, long, long ago, before television cost money or people held little boxes to talk into on the street, there lived a boy and a girl.  The boy was very, very good and the girl was okay most of the time, except when she was cranky, which was quite often, but that’s not really part of the story. READ MORE

Opinion

Never Poor but Plenty Broke

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Keith Howard 0

That kind of informal tax on poverty wears a man down over time, and can transform him from being broke but not poor to just a plain old poor man.  Every man has his breaking point in the battle between poverty and self-respect.  I didn’t reach mine, but that’s not because I’m better or smarter or more deserving than the broke and poor folks who came to Liberty House. READ MORE