"Republicans I Have Loved" by Steve Almond. Painted-on jeans, a straight-laced Republican cowgirl, a horny Jewish boy, and a Sarah Palin fantasy that involves light bondage and bacon grease? Goodness!
Oh, the joy of laughter, freedom and moving on! (I'm giddy enough to bare my own real-life belly button. Shhh...don't tell the Pope!).
Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I found real, live huckleberries in my yard last night. I thought the bush was finished. Kaput. I should know better than to ever say kaput! Shame on me! The whole world went technicolor when I discovered them. I'm headed out in a rainstorm to gather them up. Then I'll saute them in butter and sugar and pour their sweet, soft purple pleasure globes atop homemade elephant ears. Sound good? Slurp! Happy Birthday Neve, fellow fan of the little berry, and congrats on finishing a NOVEL. Gives me goosebumps. I'll think of you whilst licking purple syrup from my fingers.
Postscript: News flash -- much more brazen and dangerous and my bare belly.....naked berries! Oh, my God, too delicious to be legal! A breakfast to make the Pope blush!