(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 13, 2019 The Garden of Karam Baba
A Story. Thinking about The Kurdish Freedom Fighters and Syria and the rank stupidity of war.
(33 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 How Did "Liberal" Become a Foul Epithet?
The chilling thing about my personal experiences with being called a "liberal" is that my fellow Americans, smiling or not, hated me and what I represent and are being taught this in their churches. It was precisely this type of activity that motivated the nineteen men to create death and destruction on September 11, 2001.
SHARE Wednesday, February 20, 2019 All Along "the wall"
"The wall" sits atop a land both harsh and carrying the lost and discarded items of people passing for thousands of years.
SHARE Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Washington Interviews: A Story
"There was the guy, Dickie Kirk, he had worked for the CIA for fifty-three years, he was an analyst, at least that's what he said he did. He died last November, he was eighty-seven years old...
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 19, 2019 The Monkey in the Room With a Knife
...some people see the monkey, some don't, some think he's cute, he scares the crap out of others. Metaphors can be effective things, if you get my drift.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 15, 2018 Conservatives and Slave Owners
Thinking about our national, almost forty-year, slow, but inexorable fall into the whirling room of mirrors, propelled by mountebanks and posers and just downright cruel and stupid folks. Ronnie Reagan ushered in what has become, living in the White House, our national disgrace and possible downfall.
SHARE Saturday, August 18, 2018 The Ghosts of Algiers
A Story. "She would be grinnin' and shakin' her head at this new President fella, him callin' up all kind of ghosts: Al Capone and Slave Masters and that Italian fella Mussolini and them Mississippi Klan fellas..."
SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2018 Ramon and the Lizard: A story of Redemption
The imagination is really strong tool, as John Lennon knew. Just maybe, what's missing from today's discourse is imagination.
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, July 9, 2018 The Shame of the Serious Left
The hard-core left, the leftist intelligentsia, the radical left has been emasculated by the Trump regime. The Serious Left wanted to use Trump as both an exemplar of sticking it to the man and the man. Unfortunately, he hasn't turned out to be as hapless as they had hoped.
SHARE Friday, June 29, 2018 Wilmer's Socks
"The war began in my front yard and ended in my parlor." This statement about the start and the end of the U.S. Civil War was spoken by Wilmer McLean and is surprisingly almost perfectly true." From 'Today I found Out'
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 28, 2018 They've Sown The Wind It's Time They Reap the Whirlwind
Trump and Conservatives have made their chops on the backs of minorities, women, the environment, children -- their primary victim, adversary is humanity...Forgiveness can and will come, but first, because they have sown the wind, they must reap the whirlwind.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2018 The Inevitable Failure of the Conservative Blitzkrieg
Winning and success are not identical twins. The Republicans won enabling and inciting class warfare, white nationalism, xenophobia and fear mongering. What genius Republican strategist determined that the road to success could be paved with issues that alone cannot foster success and cumulatively are ultimately disastrous for society?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 13, 2018 When Auntie Got a Chair
Sometimes winning is a simple thing.
"Alex's Mother still had her great great grandfather's war shirt. She kept it in an old cedar chest that she used as a coffee table. When she was away from home Alex would open the chest and sit and stare at it until his eyes hurt."
SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Jesus Worked
"Dr. Benjamin Schlinky, a psychologist and arch-Conservative, had written numerous books on the virtues of hard work and was a frequent contributor on Fox News, talking about the evils of welfare and social security. He traveled the country talking at Right Wing Conservative events. His most recent book, "Jesus Worked" was a big hit..."
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 4, 2018 It's Time to Talk About Dental Floss
MY buddy, Richard, came by this morning. We talked about the state of things in the country. He started sweating. I was turning red and my left arm was hurting-- I had already taken my blood pressure medicine but the dose was obviously too small. Richard looked as if he needed to run and hide in Hitler's bunker -- since he wasn't using it anymore. Fortunately we chose to talk about dental floss instead...