It is easy to romanticize the past, both that past we knew and that we have only dreamt about.
I’m reminded of Edward Arlington Robinson’s poem; Minever Cheevy"
“...Miniver mourned the ripe renown
That made so many a name so fragrant;
He mourned Romance, now on the town,
And Art, a vagrant...”
Not only do we romanticize the distant past, we misremember our own.
Thinking about public school and school shootings, I remember my…Continue
Still, while some are implying this is, as to the span of…Continue
TRUMP & THE KOCH NETWORK & NRA ~ THE WAR ON WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS CHILDREN
The presumption: the election…Continue
David Cay Johnston declares in It's Even Worst Than You Think (2018) that "there is no such thing as a 'free market,' mush as that term of art in economics is loosely bandied about all the time by politicians and journalists. And no free market…Continue
We all now know, beyond doubt that Dear Leader is an illiterate moron. With the brain of chicken, as Connie used to say when she did something silly. Orange Julius Caesar does nothing else. So, today brings us some stark contrast.
"How did you end up here, Marilynne? What happened? Was it libraries?"
In 2015, President Obama sought out the…
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Kosh has accused, actually pointed out accurately, that much of what I put down to words is mainly autobiographical, and, I admit I will not stoop often to citing sources anymore online, google it, better yet duckduck it.
What this old body with a brain that still feels the same anger as it did when they tried to draft me, or when Shrub the Lesser lied us into a war that has killed millions and destroyed decades of work in the Cradle of Civilization, can tell you is there is only ONE…Continue
New Dinosaurs Being Discovered in Record Numbers: Scientists say the frequency of new dinosaur discoveries has spiked dramatically in the past twenty years or so - and many of those new finds are dramatically changing everything we had previously thought we knew about these…Continue
That’s right! 'Tricky Dick', 'Richard, 'Law & Order', Nixon certified the 26th Amendment, in a ceremony reminiscent of the signing of a peace treaty following an armed conflict between nations, 3 years after the kids took it to the streets in Chicago, Detroit, and LA... Virtually all over the country...…Continue
About 12 days ago, I started feeling like I was coming down with something, and I did. What began as me feeling uncharacteristically cranky, out-of-sorts and inordinately tired blew up into the worst chest cold I can remember. I think now that it might have been the flu (again) even though I had it last year and got a flu shot this past October.
From what I've been reading on it, this season's flu shot is only about 25% effective, but can mitigate the worst of it.
There is absolutely no question that the country and the world would be better off right now if Hillary Clinton had been elected, but would the country be better off five or ten years from now? Was Susan Sarandon right when she said that Trump would galvanize the country such that we’d see more change and so we were better off with him than with Hillary?
The real question is how long-lasting Trump’s damage is likely to be. How quickly can we reverse what Congress is doing? What will…Continue
theyre passionate and verbose and intelligent and committed to making the deaths of 17 count for more than another depressing statistic.
these brave children are determined to stop the gun insanity. now.
put some fire in your belly and support them!
Man's Flatulence Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing: A Transavia flight from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Vienna after two Dutch passengers picked a fight with another passenger - who wouldn’t stop breaking wind during the…Continue
Someone tweeted this - thought worth sharing for those who want to reach out to these kids:
"I was contacted on Facebook by a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. She would love it if her students had letters of support when they return. Please send to:
This is a roast of a small-fingered man
Who fancies that he's Mister Big…Continue
Trump EPA Chief Has Unusual Waiver to Fly in First Class: The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to release the written waiver that allows Administrator Scott Pruitt to fly regularly in first or business class for security reasons - a practice that sets him apart both from his predecessors and other current Cabinet members. I get it - I mean, if you’re the head of an agency promoting a clean environment, the last thing you wanna do is be…Continue