Ya think the shit kickers in West Virginia, and elsewhere, might be feeling a tad betrayed? Or, are they really so stupid that Guns, God, and Abortion will keep them loving Donald J. Quisling?
When Budget Director Mick Mulvaney assumed the podium in the White House briefing room last week and previewed the administration's 2018 budget, Heather Block's fears quickly…
On December 2, 1938, a short, bespectacled young man named Billy Strayhorn persuaded a friend of a friend to arrange for him to meet Duke Ellington, the jazz pianist and composer, whose orchestra was in Pittsburgh for a performance. After sitting in the audience while Ellington’s band played its first set, Strayhorn made his way to Ellington’s dressing room with William “Gus” Greenlee, the owner of two Pittsburgh nightclubs. That Strayhorn met Ellington and not the leader of another band…Continue
NEW PLAISTED, Illinois. It’s the last day of classes, so Kimberly Fantin can be excused if she has a smile on her face as she greets her mother Joni outside Phil Esposito Middle School in this suburb of Chicago, but the twelve-year old is more excited than usual this year as she starts summer vacation.
“Mom–I scored 100% on something!” she calls out with excitement.
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The following excerpt is from an essay by Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump.
This is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve discovered in a long time. The link is with the author’s name at the bottom. Her writing is illuminating, insightful, almost poetic and completely humbling. The reference to the Old Fisherman’s Wife is from a Russian fable.
“He is the old fisherman’s wife who wished for everything and sooner or later he will end up with nothing. The…Continue
Exactly twenty-two years ago today I mourned the death of Rob and Bob. It has taken twenty-two years for me to finally realize that we were indeed invincible. We created a bond that cannot be broken, even in death.…Continue