Set the standard, America!

From my Facebook page: Closing it out with this: Don’t just pray for peace, compassion, love and understanding, act the part! Set the standard! The only intolerance we should have is to one person harming another out of hate or aggression. That cannot be tolerated. As for what everyone feels about certain leaders, there’s only…

Release – A Sonnet

This is my attempt at a Shakespearean-style Sonnet.  It is not exactly “top shelf” but I beg your indulgence, as this is a release moment for me.  I finally felt the courage to tell a story of heartbreak and freedom in a 14 line iambic pentameter verse. I shall never forget when we first met.…

Talking Cartoon Animals: Schtick or Just A Lazy Plot Device

After watching Ted for the second time tonight, I am now thoroughly convinced that Seth MacFarland has a nearly pathological obsession with talking animal characters in his programs.  At least one character in all his series is an animal;  Family Guy has Brian (and for a few episodes, Vinnie), American Dad has Klaus (yes, he…

Wasting away again in Blogaritaville

“Are we destined to be ruled by a bunch of old white men, who compared the world to football and are programmed to defend…” – Jimmy Buffett, Only Time Will Tell (from Banana Wind) This song came to mind with the series of recent tweets by President Donald Trump (a Mark Burnett prank) in which…

A word or ten about any possible future news venture

Over the last few months, I have had numerous people ask me if I was planning to launch my own news and commentary site.  This is mostly the result of my social media interactions and some of my blog posts, and perhaps the result of some of my work with Samantha James’ website, The Historical…