hi all. my war bookmarks runneth over and have a very ominous feeling last few weeks/ months. sometimes the world seems like it could go up in flames any moment. NKorea threatening with nukes and the warmbier case,[i] and the middle east a massive tinderbox with so many hostile countries making loud noises (to say the least): syria, russia[l], iran, saudia arabia, qatar,[r] ISIS,[j] even china[o]…Continue
For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia.
Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…Continue
People make plans and the gods laugh...
A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive.
I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
My pride is not a commodity
it has no corporate sponsors
no bank account
no value on the stock…Continue
hi all. cant believe the media frenzy/ commotion over the megyn kelly/ alex jones interview.[a] amazing! have been reading alex jones for over a decade myself, maybe close to ~1½ decade and cant believe his somewhat meteoric rise. but have been interested in conspiracy theories on the internet for over 2 decades.
there are some new definite currents in the air. sometimes it seems like "consensus reality" is as hard as concrete but other times it can be fast-moving,…Continue
Now that Melania has climbed into bed with the President & joined other 1st Ladies who have done the same...no, let me start over.…Continue
I've been living in Bastrop, TX since September 2016 and I haven't written much about that experience. It's pretty routine in that everyday I get up sometime before 8:00 am have my coffee and smoke my cigarette out on the porch and then check out what's going on at Our Salon. Sometime between 10:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon I get in the car and take my older brother Bill out for breakfast or lunch and make sure he takes his pills.…Continue
Let's see if this…Continue
Been thinking about this one since the Holiday weekend, today's events make the timing more interesting:
We took a trip through Trump Country over the Memorial Day Weekend.
No, not Kentucky or even Alabama, the real Trump Country- Central Park South.
As always the flight to NYC gives you at least a few butterflies. Depending on the approach to JFK you may or may not be treated to the entire Manhattan skyline from the air. Wow. All my life and never, ever getting used to,…Continue
Katie McHugh, who previously worked at The Daily Caller, said in a tweet Monday that “Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”Continue
For the past week or so I've been collecting links to stories about the situation in Portland, Oregon with the idea of posting about how the grotesque hate crimes of a deranged maniac, whose name I will not mention resulted in the murders of Rick Best, 53, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. Anna Herrington posted…Continue
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When will our reasonable leaders, progressive and moderate ― even clearheaded conservatives ― come to grips with the reality that we have an unelected, dysfunctional president, selected by an archaic, outmoded Electoral College that must be abolished or circumvented?…
Canada spends 200Gs on a DUCK
as the world spins out of control
as the homeless numbers continue to increase
as food banks…Continue
Around 20 years ago while living in…Continue
Memorial Day is supposed to be something more than the Indianapolis 500, backyard barbecues and Big Box store sales. Try to ignore hubris of the Beast "45" and take a moment to reflect on those, living and dead, who truly sacrificed to make America great. …
O that the three best words had been learned as such!
Ya think John Lennon, JFK MLK RFK and countless millions would still be with us ?
What do you wanna bet that this A-hole gets elected?
Sink Hole Adjacent to Mar a Lago
Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to…Continue