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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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Take Your Breath Away

Hope you’re all well.  This social distancing, (for those of us not in some dumb-fuck place like South Dakota or Florida), has been an odd mix of fear, anxiety, patriotism and, first and foremost, a rare, unifying example of civic responsibility.  If only we had leaders who gave a shit,…

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Mother?

Let me just get this out of the way…FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK! The Coronavirus pandemic is something that was, but a mere two months ago, just a far-fetched plot for a doomsday mini-series or a preposterous Dwayne Johnson movie.  Raise your hand if you had the slightest inkling that most of the world…

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American Fantasy

Like everyone, I have a lot more time on my hands these days.  I’m saddened by suffering, the heartbreaking loss of life, unhugged loved ones and the rug-pulling end to the equilibrium I took for granted by assuming my government, at least for the big, catastrophic stuff, had my ass…

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Klaatu Barada Nikto

I loved The Day the Earth Stood Still!  “Gort, Klaatu barada nikto”…you know what I’m sayin’?  In 1951, when this brilliant, lo-tech classic was released, my classmates and I were still participating in nuclear attack drills by squatting, heads down under our desks.  I think there may have been an…

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Corona Corona

I’m going to be political for a minute, then I’m going to get uncharacteristically warm and fuzzy. Everyone should be appalled at, ashamed of and frightened by our blundering administration.  Our lying, know-nothing President and his pandering minions are a threat, like a “they’re-literally-trying-to-kill-us” threat.  Their lack of competence and…

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