Hahaha I love this. Yes, my friend, I think it’s true that five hours is not enough sleep. I hope you don’t get the sickness I have. I think I have a sleeping sickness — because I can easily and frequently sleep 12 hours. I feel like such a louse. But then again, all the good dreams seem to come in the last couple of hours when I think my subconscious is trying to wake me the hell up.

I’m sorry you’ve been sick and I hope the coughing has stopped completely by now. If not, my mother makes a concoction of whiskey and honey that will not only stop the cough but make you not give a shit. She, her mother, my grandmother, and on back called it “the recipe” but it’s just honey and bourbon whiskey.

Much as I hate that you’re sick, it served as fodder for another great piece and I enjoyed it. My plumbing leaks if I get a hard cough! So I pray I don’t!


Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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