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Innovation

in·no·va·tion /ˌinəˈvāSH(ə)n/ a new method, idea, product, etc. “…innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization” …and, I might add, species. Harnessing fire, inventing the wheel, spoken then written language, math, art, science, observing, imagining and reimagining has been the gift and the strength as well as the…

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Twenty-Fucking-One

Twenty-Fucking-One  Sorry, I’m not celebrating There’s been hardly happy news And if there are future songs about 2021 They’ll mostly be the blues Floods and fires and hatred Were the prominent global themes And COVID and its mutations Yet politically it seems We’re in two camps The Give-a-Shit Tribe, alas…

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Reasonable Doubt

The basis of culpability, the most fundamental precept of our innocent-until-proven-guilty assurance in matters of criminality when presented to a jury, teeters on the commonsense evaluation of “reasonable doubt”.  Likewise, when there is no reasonable… rea·son·a·ble /ˈrēz(ə)nəb(ə)l/ adjective (of a person) having sound judgment; fair and sensible …doubt, Donald Trump,…

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Pssst

Hey…Democrats…have you noticed what’s going on all around you?  A very malleable, near-fifty-percent of Americans are being fed a constant meal of whack-a-doodle bullshit that obviously seems quite yummy to them.  The constant noise by Fox News and a radical gang of crazy legislators has successfully messaged an agenda that…

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Really?

I get that on any historical timeline, the United States of America is merely a blip.  That said, the meteoric events that followed the November, 1620 arrival of pilgrims to Cape Cod, (I don’t think it was called that then), are remarkable in scope and velocity.  Depending on which carefully…

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Thanks

Thanks, Steve

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Frown

I don’t have an iconic tune to reference my antonymical send up to last week’s post.  Instead, I conducted a very scientific observation of everyone with whom I came in contact over the past week and, contrary to expectation, the frown, the dire visage, the worried look was scarce…very scarce. …

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Smile

I love Charlie Chaplin’s haunting melody from Modern Times.  It endured for 18 years before John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the timeless lyric that has made it a classic of the American Songbook.  The mix of its melancholy mood and hopeful sentiment has placed it among the most recorded…

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Debate

I received an email this week from a learned friend.  In a nutshell, it was about speaking out…good thing?…bad thing?…you know, the frivolous, Quixotic enterprise I pursue each week with varying levels of gusto.  Obviously, I encourage opinion, in particular, the non-baseless variety, the chiding schoolyard comeback or unapologetically obtuse…

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Boo

I never found anything scary about Halloween when I was a kid.  Even the accompanying “horror films” made me chuckle.  Of course, there was the fear of getting caught for participating in some Hell Night prank, but that was more about subsequent punishment than mortal danger.  And…there was candy. Not…

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