I do this w some reluctance bc I like to draw the line between the public and the personal. Our world's too often a television interview program where people are judged churlish if they as yet are wont to draw distinctions between public and private life. And yet for love and necessity this is a moment when I cross the line.…Continue
But at least we living beasts have the best,, the best, the most expensive killing and destruction mechanisms yet conceivable and doable by and to huManity....
... no greater waste of Earth's treasures and gifts could be committed lest this planet and its moon are visited again by another supernova or physical mass that renders the planet unsuitable to sustain…Continue
Marc Wallace, CEO, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Yesterday I heard a clip of Senator Lindsay Graham, (R) of South Carolina stating that we have three choices; Obamacare, the Republican Plan that would return healthcare to something like the system that preceded the Affordable…Continue
The last few days have been … I’m not sure of the best adjective. It could be stressful, or unique, or any of a number of words.
After anticipating Hurricane Irma with a mixture of dread and curiosity we had to leave on the day that the storm was to arrive in our little corner of Georgia. On Monday, L drove in rain…Continue
Along with millions of people in Florida and the Southeast I am worried about Irma. The latest models show the track of the giant storm shifting to the west indicating that it will go directly up the Florida peninsula into Georgia with the potential to cause damage in Atlanta and beyond.
We are in the middle of beyond.…Continue
I'm not much into "ink" but this is a work of art.
My brother-in-law asked me recently whether I thought the services that do DNA testing actually did anything or just made stuff up. (He’s a conspiracy theorist so this did not seem out of character for him). I replied that I was sure that it was really…Continue
I witnessed a death today, a hit and run of a wild mink by a self entitled asshole who didn't even bother to try to not hit it as it was crossing the road. I stopped my car and picked it up and raced to the veterinary clinic but I was too late, it died pretty much as soon as I put it in my car.
The first thing…Continue
Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.
The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a weather-eye on the news has become a way of life. The news keeps…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 his gag reflex, a significant complication of advanced…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?…
We Are The Borg
Those of you who are Star Trek fans will remember Jeri Ryan’s character, Seven of Nine. When captured Seven of Nine was a member of the Borg, a collective of humans who had been fitted with devices that made them androids, unquestioning subjects of the queen, and always a member of the collective, always in sync as a single great mind.…Continue
It’s been a sort of miserable day. After an overcast morning the rain started about noon, and it is pouring now. L showed me a place where there is a water problem with water coming down the outside wall onto the screen porch. It is at a place where the gutter does a 90 degree bend and a roof valley empties. Ugh.
Added to that is the fact that the House voted today to pass the abomination that has been substituted for the AHA (Obamacare). No one doubts, except the “Freedom…Continue
hi all. this is a bit triggered by the marines sexting photo sharing scandal.[s] it doesnt seem like its reverberating around the media much, but what a scandal. it has all the elements. its also a very 21st century angle with the social media angle. also, there are new actual laws against "revenge porn". am shocked it is not a bigger deal and wonder if the so-called "controlled mass media" is involved in low-profile suppression of it. one wouldnt want any bad stories about…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Yesterday, I was heading to the post office from my office via my usual short cut. I was in a rush to get there before it closed.
Suddenly, I noticed a shiny new black iron fence in front of me. There was no way around it. I had to walk two blocks out of my way to get to where I wanted to go.
It was obvious why that fence was there.
In recent years, that area has had a lot of homeless encampments. Someone in their infinite cluelessness…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.
Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…Continue
This song is just permanently stuck in my brain as the eternal question:
Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up
And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a…
Not Funny this time...…Continue
And engulfs the spirit
Who knew the weight of nothingness
Could devour a person…