That giant sucking sound you hear is the vacuum created in Europe by the departure of Great Britain from the EU.
But one nation’s stumble is another’s opportunity, so several putative nation-states — from Svenborgia to Ruritania — are petitioning Brussels to fill the void by granting them membership.
Kyrzbekistan, made famous by the New York Times, and autonomous since the implosion of the USSR, is another contender, but its unfortunate geographic position, somewhere east of…Continue
Birthdays come once a year for everyone.
I will remember when Scott's birthday, Christopher's birthday and David Shark's birthday is the rest of my life because I guess I thought I was making friends that would last a lifetime when I made them?
Well, so I thought I would take out loans from FAFSA and get a vibraphone.
See, one can only hope and dream and aspire for. I will try to live in the same town with you then but it might be hard if we have to play it like…Continue
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As I sit in my house training.... being trained? I've got a date for ya !
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Donald Trump Meets Evangelical Leaders In New York
The Lynch-Clinton Confab
Although, reliant as I am down here in Brazil on CNN for news, I don’t know the details of the now-notorious meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, I gather that it was not a casual, coincidental encounter in some public airport area, but rather a 30-minute secret conference on someone’s airplane.
All of Lynch’s accounts of the meeting, which might have been believable in the case of the casual/coincidental tarmac scenario. ring…Continue
This is the first of July. Most of us today are aware of the passing of the seasons only by the clothes in our closet and the size of the monthly power bill. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, it has only recently become that way.
“A swarm of bees in May is worth a ton of hay.…Continue
This painting is the third in a series of (currently) four paintings.
'Nuff said; a thousand words and all that. I don't want to tell you what to see here.
American Wonderland; acrylic on canvas, 16" x…Continue
At 7:30 a.m. one hundred years ago today, British troops went over the top along the Somme River on the Western Front in France trying to break through the German trench system.
By noon, 20,000 of them…
Could it be that George F. Will’s disappointing transformation from thoughtful conservative who aims to build stronger communities into reactionary crank who just wants to be left alone is due to a perceptiveness on his part…Continue
We were sitting outside, enjoying the first clear night following several days of rain, when my wife told me that our eldest son was going to Martha’s Vineyard with friends for the Fourth.
“You’ll talk to him, right?” she asked nervously.
“Absolutely,” I said. “I was young and twenty once, and did things that befit a dunce.”
“I wish you wouldn’t recite poetry when I’m trying to be serious.”
“I’m sorry,” I said, and I sorta meant it. “But when…Continue
Mosaic is a very forgiving medium but sometimes something gets set in stone and will be there forever....well that is a long time...maybe for an eternity. Therefore I was aghast when I saw the scowl that I had inadvertently created above the faucets. In my…Continue
Summary of the amusement
Stevenson Garden Products teleoperator Clarity Nice elicits assistance from her friend Cynthia Stevenson during the company's clothing optional day on a Friday, in order to build an outdoor shower on company lawn that will provide a clothing optional amenity for company workers. Infringing human resources policy, clashing against Malibu police Officer…Continue