With Bated Breath

I find myself holding my breath a lot more these days. Like when I’m standing in line at the grocery store, and the guy standing next to me – at the prescribed six foot distance, more or less – has a facemask that doesn’t cover his nose. Or when I walk into some place where […]

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When even that hot-air Faux News Reporter, Daffy Jack Trump, has enough foresight – thanks to his resident coterie of madcap Presidential Advisors – to raise the projected US death toll from COVID-19 to twice his previous guesstimates, then it certainly doesn’t take a genius to see what’s coming… As little Bobby Dylan once pointed […]


Disintegration Of A Republic

With almost three and a half million reported cases of COVID-19 around the world, and nearly 250,000 deaths worldwide, the viral pandemic shows no sign of lessening anytime soon. And in the United States, with over 1,000,000 confirmed cases and almost 65,000 current deaths, the federal Government and at least half the States have gone […]

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Did you know that on average a person will touch their face 23 times each hour, throughout the day? Times eight hours, that turns into 184 touches; times ten hours, into 230 touches;  times twelve hours, it makes 276 touches;  and in sixteen hours (with time taken off while sleeping), it comes out to about […]



                                                                       Back when I was young and stupid – as opposed to being old and stupid, my current condition – I decided to join the United States Army.  There was a war going on, in a little out of the way spot called Vietnam.  The Army recruiting motto of the time was ‘Be All […]

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Having tolerated as much of the faux ‘debate’ as I could stand without vomiting – a sum total of about 5 minutes, broken up in snippets here & snippets there – one thing is abundantly clear to me, even at a distance 18 months out from the next actual election: With or without Donald Trump […]



Have you ever wondered what makes people behave the way they do? Religion & Science have both tackled that question from various angles, throughout the ages. Various modern experts – psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, psychiatrists, anthropologists – have all propounded various ideas and schools of thought about what makes people ‘tick’, either in the normal sense, […]

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Somewhere Under the Rainbow

“Perception is reality.” Lee Atwater, Republican political strategist (1951 – 1991) We live in an industrialized, commercialized society. The full ramifications of that reality are largely misunderstood and ignored by most of the people who are immersed within it. Growing industrialization is perceived as being a blessing to humanity, rather than the curse of the […]

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On The Precipice

‘Half measures, half measures, half measures onward… into the Valley of Death temporized the 6 billion…’ It’s okay to stop & smell the roses along the way to extinction, it seems. The biggest problem with that idea (imho) stems from the fact that repeated half-hearted actions over the past 50 years is what has got […]

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House of Representatives: Democratic control Senate: Republican control Supreme Court: Conservative control Mathematically, there are certain realities that will follow the 2018 election results, the chief of which is that Donald Trump is now ensured two more unimpeded years in office. That is based on the fact that Democrats only have control of the House […]

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