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Walks Like a Duck

First, let me take this opportunity to ignore the sage advice of almost every schooled debate coach, clear-minded political commentator and student/teacher of historical recurrence, all of whom know scads more than I and have cautioned against the following as ineffective and counterproductive, and say, anyway, “Fuck all of you…

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See?

The way it’s supposed to happen is that when a controversy arises over an event or a statement, the perception of which stirs preconceived biases resulting in irrational polarization that can lead to argument, shoving, mayhem, even war…after the kerfuffle, benign or tragic, the folly of the wrong-sided becomes so evident,…

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Debatable

So, that happened.  There were some moments, but to me they mostly looked uncomfortable or desperate or unhinged to varying degrees.  Since Kennedy/Nixon, when TV became the “trump” card for winning elections, googly eyes and flop sweat and dry mouth and mumbling and a perceived lack of confidence and presidentialness…

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Simply Wrong

I try to convince myself that I’m accepting, while simultaneously harboring a wide spectrum from mild annoyance to boisterous disdain for other people’s opinions and beliefs, their political choices, religious followings, driving habits, manners and morality.  It’s a struggle.  There is certainly an unending, constantly-replenishing list of debatable topics to…

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Spring?

It’s supposed to be everyone’s favorite time of year; a time of renewal and promise; the return of the birds and the blossoms to temperate climes, when one can finally shrug off the last of winter’s chill.  So, where the fuck is it?  Up here in the Northeast we’ve been…

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People!

First, it’s important that you articulate the title as intended, so you catch my drift.  If you start fully erect, and virtually crumple like a deflating balloon, exhaling 100% of the air in your lungs as you form the sounds inside a guttural whoosh until you are left teetering like…

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Holy Crap!

I’ve been accused of being overly pessimistic, a Chicken Little-ish blogger in search of a sky-falling-proof shelter.  Perhaps. But, holy crap, where’s the upside, the half or even quarter-full glass? It’s been so long since I’ve been able to take a full breath of fresh air without sucking in the pervasive residue…

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Vagina

If you have one, and you live in Alabama, or Mississippi, or Missouri, or Arkansas, or Utah, or Ohio…you’re fucked…and not in that potentially pleasurable, oooooh-ahhhhhhh kind of way.

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Impeach!

Backlash my ass! We have a President who openly commits high crimes and misdemeanors on a daily basis.  He makes no excuses for his vile personal behavior or his willy-nilly, brainless dismantling of the precepts and promises of America’s standing as the beacon of freedom, fairness and decency to the rest…

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Misdirection

Magicians, fakirs, shamans have been using it for centuries, baffling perception and challenging the cognitive balance of seekers of wonderment, wisdom, spiritual enlightenment or healing.  It is the life-blood of practiced prestidigitation, making what we believe we see unreliable.  As entertainment it is arguably benign, often delightful.  However, its manipulative…

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