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Next!

OK, some good stuff happened on Tuesday.  Perhaps we can get back to giving a shit about doing what’s right rather than what’s politically achievable.  I’m not very hopeful, but we’ll see.  However…watching the fractious state of our union play out at the polls was not soothing or satisfying or…

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Be Afraid

Without exaggeration or hyperbole or other misleading and fancy words used by, without actually being in the limited vocabulary of our lying-sack-of-shit President, we may only have one last voting opportunity to save the United States and, consequently, the planet from the blackest, most chaotic and destructive chapter in the…

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Un-usual

When did we lose the usual? There used to be a thread From the delicate now to the hopeful future Then it frayed And I fear, may lay unmended In a pile of knee-hole jeans

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Huh?

I make no bones about the anger and despondency overwhelming every waking and too many of the restless-sleeping moments of my life. Since the 2010 midterms, when the batshit crazy Tea Party, (can you spell Koch brothers?), infiltrated, then dismantled the process of cogent thought by any Republican politician, the fear…

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Shameless

Show of hands if you don’t recognize the country we’re living in today.  I readily confess to a certain naivety that common sense and conscience and human kindness and the assumed belief that someone will rise from that mysterious place that champions mysteriously arise from is imminent.  Historically, however, that…

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Liar!

I am neither a mind reader nor an expert in socio-psychological behavior, but I am Solomon-like in judging the pants-on-fire conduct of that none-too-rare bird, the Bald-Faced-American Liar.  Legalzoom.com has advised that I preface the following with the disclaimer that everything herein is, in sum and substance, my opinion, so, OK,…

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Compassion

I’ve been feeling untethered for so long that it’s difficult to remember fully trusting gravity alone to keep me anchored. In the bizarre Twilight Zone that we find ourselves living in, where truth is not necessarily true, (thanks, Rudy), facts have contrary alternatives, fascism is in vogue and kindness and understanding…

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Thar He Blows!

Florence is wreaking her havoc on the Carolinas and Mangkhut is slamming the Phillipines while cable news thrill-seeking anchors demonstrate, in round-the-clock reportage, just how stupid it is to stand outside in the middle of a deadly storm, (or, perhaps they’ve taken the “anchor” title too literally).  Meanwhile, back in…

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Unhinged

If you’re feeling buoyed by the pile on of counter-Trumpian discourse of late, I fear you’re headed for bitter disappointment; the kind that really, really tears at the very fabric of your being after a brief, tantalizing brush with a moment’s hopefulness.  Too dark?  Well, then perhaps you shouldn’t read…

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Back to School

So, Labor Day happens, summer draws its last steamy breath and the kids go back to school.  Seems rather normal.  No! Nothing is normal!  Labor Day’s a joke, as the purported 96% employed workforce is sinfully underpaid and caught in a downward spiral of a brightless, healthless and dreamless future.  Summer…

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