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Dear Humans

I have not reread any of my nearly 600 entries since I began this blog, but I’m pretty certain that the stated, implied or outright snarky opinion in any of them was not preached to a unified choir of, well, absolutely everybody.  These being very unusual times, let’s give that…

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Quacks Like a Duck

I think it was my paternal grandfather, Abe, who first laid this simple piece of folk wisdom on me, “If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, most likely…”.  Navel contemplators may have a burning passion to delve deeper into the spiritual or philosophical possibilities of that…

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More Perfect

I had intended to revisit a troubling theme I continue to wrestle with, the compelling need for identity designation.  First, I remain unable to competently articulate my thesis and second, the roiling wave of protest that has surged into the streets, hearts and minds of millions, though related, is a…

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I Can’t Breathe!

I can’t breathe the poisoned air of tyranny Democracy’s a wreck As the oxygen of sanity has been deflated By a knee on a black man’s neck For everyone to see And judge and sadly choose a side I can’t breathe the breath of freedom When goodness has clearly died…

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As If…

…we don’t have enough to contend with, we might as well throw in a race riot. I am not involved in law enforcement except for the obvious, good-citizen observances, nor am I a policy maker except in those instances where my elected representatives push forward legislation I support.  Yet, without…

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Corona Time

It seems like only a few short months ago that Corona Time was a not-so-subliminal advertiser’s nudge to kick back and wrestle a slightly-too-big lime wedge into a chilled bottle of Mexican beer.  Although that may not have completely changed for the diehard enthusiasts of such activity, for many more…

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Thesaurus

Trump: Uninformed, unknowing, illiterate, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, boorish, self-absorbed, self-loving, egomaniacal, hypocritical, corpulent, blubber butt, falsifier, fake, malapropian, phony, swindler, grifter, philanderer, adulterer, rapist, unfaithful, pencil-dick, scumbag, humbug, dimwit, xenophobe, unethical, unscrupulous, immoral, unprincipled, obnoxious, menacing, repulsive, hazardous, dodgy, unsafe, unaware, uncaring, gluttonous, chubby, chunky, tubby, greasy, oleaginous, sloppy, seedy,…

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A Moral

I struggled with the separation of the ‘A’ and ‘M’ in the title of this piece.  I admit, I was feeling more than a little Aesopian, but the cautionary tales spun by the master were, by sheer definition, fabulous, while I, like all of you, find myself grappling, day in…

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Remorse…less

Sadly, our unfettered access to an endless barrage of media coverage has inured or empathetic response to long-term disaster.  I think it probably started with Viet Nam War reportage and the daily tally of the dead, the wounded and the missing in action.  In short order, those became just numbers…

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Just Sayin’

I’m sure that there was a good deal of mockery when Alexander Fleming proposed his moldy bread idea as a game changer in the fight against deadly bacterial infection, so, as much as I despise every cell in Donald Trump’s bulbous body, perhaps, and, to be clear, like him, I…

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