Author: <span class="vcard">Ben Butina</span>

Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby):  Thank you Phil Davis, from the bottom of my heart. Now will you leave me alone? Phil Davis (Danny Kaye): No. Because you’re a miserable, lonely, unhappy…

Life

Paul Carll worked in the coal pits, But on Christmas Eve he called quits, And down by the crick, Lit a dynamite stick, In a flash he was blown clean…

Poetry

When Alcorn [left] appears in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel, he’s scared. He’s on the run from Manfred Holt, an outlaw responsible for the deaths of at least nine…

Art

Poetry

Art

Here’s a song I wrote today.   And here’s the sheet music/tablature. It’s dead simple. Christmas on the Ridge

Art

Mount Olympus, 1953 Aphrodite: What is going on with you, lately? You spend all your time with Dionysus, you haven’t set foot in the forge for two hundred years… Hephaestus: …

Fiction

Jane Ellen Macdonald was a Methodist. A Free Methodist, in fact. She believed in the Holy Trinity, the authority of Scripture, and the debt paid by Christ, once and for…

Fiction

I started working at the Delta Queen with the idea of one day buying it from Mr. Oates. I thought I could make some kind of life out of that.…

Fiction

In her two and a half years at Florida State, she had changed majors five times and boyfriends six times. Then she dropped out, just as her mother predicted on…

Fiction