My sister's 14-year-old grandson has been dealt a nasty blow. Like millions of other American families who receive a wholly unexpected medical diagnosis, my nephew is facing a long,…Blog Life Being Unfair is an Understatement 3 Likes Charlie Gard Dies - is this death by socializ
Despite articles in the right wing press like this one in the National…Blog Charlie Gard Dies - is this death by socializ 3 Likes Lesser Evil
It was,thankfully,quiet.Standing first watch,he scanned left to right and back into the dense,dark,jungle night.After two weeks "humping the bush" the squad was exhausted and could use a…Blog Lesser Evil 10 Likes Base Politics Responsible for Shame of the Se Blog Base Politics Responsible for Shame of the Se 5 Likes A few random photos
I live near Binghamton, NY, which has had record precipitation this year. This past winter, the area got more snowfall than…Blog A few random photos 5 Likes Two Questions for Sunday; One Easy the Other
A Las Vegas hacking competition resulted…Blog Two Questions for Sunday; One Easy the Other 4 Likes I can't make this shit up.
I need to write this.
I need to get this toxic sludge out of my system.
I need to watch the murky, black, hateful thoughts and memories leave my mind. I have to purge this bile from…Blog I can't make this shit up. 2 Likes At the Hospital
Isn't amazing how that phone call just makes everything else extraneous?…Blog At the Hospital 9 Likes Who Knew?
Today we will be going (again) to the cell-phone store. No, I won’t say which one, because…well I just won’t. We are not getting calls anymore…oh sure I get notified of a message, but no…Blog Who Knew? 7 Likes An Existential Joke in One Act
Hitler, Mussolini, and Jill Stein are sitting at a bar, tossing back a few, and joking about Fascism.…Blog An Existential Joke in One Act 6 Likes WSJ's Peggy Noonan on the "Drama Queen"-in-Ch Blog WSJ's Peggy Noonan on the "Drama Queen"-in-Ch 4 Likes The Great Health Care Compromise of 2017
Mitch McConnell failed to deliver on this promise:…Blog The Great Health Care Compromise of 2017 3 Likes Solar eclipse of July 10, 1972
With all the talk about an upcoming solar eclipse, I thought about the last one that I saw - on Monday, July 10, 1972.
Solar eclipses are rare; during my lifetime, there have been 4…Blog Solar eclipse of July 10, 1972 3 Likes GREED II (On The Occasion of the Just Surviva
It’s been a day. It started after sunup when I went to the garage to open the kiln and unload a bisque firing, mostly consisting of 4X4 and 5X5 clay tiles.
The kiln sits in a corner of the…Blog Tomorrow Will Be Better 4 Likes Such Mixed Emotions
Anyone who has read more than a few words I've ever written knows just how much I despise…Blog Such Mixed Emotions 8 Likes Did You Know? There's a plan in Congress to start charging troops for their GI Bill benefits:…
Just when you figure Donald J. Quisling couldn't be anymore transparent a dictator, he goes and turns the Boy Scouts into Neo Nazi Youth. All because 77,900 shit kickers had just enough brain…Blog Neo Nazi Youth 1 Like