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Sympathetic irony

Posted by Mickey Platko on May 10, 2013 in Original |

Irony means saying the opposite of what is meant, or doing the opposite of what is intended. As I write, thunder rolls across the sky like a symphony of kettle drums, the sky is dark as twilight, and rain falls in gigantic slow-motion droplets. If this were a romance novel, the stage would pull up […]

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Dinosaurs

Posted by Mickey Platko on May 7, 2013 in Original |

Loved Jurassic Park. To all dino lovers, this is like the ultimate fantasy – growing a dinosaur. Sadly, it didn’t turn out so well for those who did, but for a while, we were living the dream. I remember Easters as I was a kid. We went to my uncle and aunt’s house, ate a […]

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Now that’s what I call rescue

Posted by Mickey Platko on May 6, 2013 in Rescue |

My friend Betty was crawling around under a tree behind a fast-food restaurant the other day and saved a cat’s life. Betty, I should mention, is in her 70’s, and she and I belong to the same feral cat maintenance group, Tomball SOS (Save Our Strays). One TSOS member goes out every night and feeds […]

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