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Mortality

Those of us lucky enough not to have been born with life-threatening conditions, have had an extended pass from looking mortality in the face.  Many of us have embraced the can’t-get-me philosophy of our misguided youth, taking unnecessary chances for little reason and usually less reward.  But, in spite of…

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Dear Don, Jr.

Congratulations!  We at 23 & Me are happy to report that we have successfully analyzed your DNA.  We apologize for the need of a second sample, but after careful scrutiny, our lab determined that your first submission was, indeed, a swab of the exterior, (we thought “interior” was more than…

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Huh?

I apologize to anyone who turns to my blog for information, or a whimsical bon mot to interject around the water cooler, (are there still water coolers?), or the correct syntax and appropriate usage of foul, (see Huffington’s “Rules of Allowable Vocabulary for Sponsor-supported Posts”), language when you just can’t…

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Kindness

To be sure, there are tabloid-headlined cults and vampire-esque, antisocially behavioral anomalies, perhaps an invisible-dog-whispered cannibalistic minion or two, but the evolution of human civilization has, at both its mythological and historical core, a deep tap root into the concept and expectation of kindness.  It appears in almost every communicated…

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The Longest Day

Last Wednesday was 2017’s longest day, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.  Do you, like me, remember what a big deal that was when we were kids?  The day with the most daylight and, in Detroit, we had that extra bonus measure from being at the Western end of the…

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Group Hug

It’s Father’s Day, y’all.  I’m not sure why I suddenly felt antibellan, (might have had Hunter Bell in my head for a second), but, I’m thinking that most fathers are worth celebrating or, at the very least, remembering and, even though the actual day is but a thinly-disguised commercial enterprise,…

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Something Constructive

I admit, that in large part, I write these weekly rants as an emotional release valve.  I am convinced that the roiling build-up of angry emotions, held in mannered captivity for too long, can result in a Looney Toon-esque explosive cranial event.  So, I let loose, (often shouting the words…

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Asshole!

I know, I know…but, when you find yourself stammering and sputtering, at a loss for credible rebuttal, exhausted and despondent at the free-fall of the suddenly extinguished beacon of freedom and hope and morality that you trusted to always be your country, and even though you understand your frustration gains little…

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Terrifying

Without question, ever-increasing and horrifying acts of random terrorism have compromised the equilibrium of citizens in every corner of the Earth.  That mortal danger lurks on the sidewalks of Times Square or within the confines of an otherwise jubilant music venue, on an Egyptian bus ride or in an Iraqi…

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Oh, By the Way…

…the North Koreans are very, very close to being able to lob a nuclear war-headed missile somewhere horrifying and the Antarctic ice sheet is melting at an alarming and irreversible rate that will devastate much of the planet in the too near future and hackers are able to shut down…

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