History Lessons Near and Less Near: On Drumpf and On Schicklgruber

History Lesson Near On Drumpf From "Last Week Tonight" This amazing video should be watched in its entirty but what pertains specifically to Drumpf begins at mark 17:55     History Lesson Less Near On Schicklgruber From THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH     There are many weird twists of fate in … Continue reading History Lessons Near and Less Near: On Drumpf and On Schicklgruber

With Eloquence: Booker T. Washington

Remember when we as a people wrote and spoke with informed eloquence? Yeah, me neither... But I was reminded such a fairy-tale time did, in fact, exist when watching former senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen introduce retire Marine Corps General James "Mad Dog" Mattis to the Senate Armed Services Committee prior to its … Continue reading With Eloquence: Booker T. Washington

Poetry is for Girls

I may occasionally write the junk, but rarely do I read it. And it is not because I don’t like it that I rarely read it... It’s because it, the really good stuff anyway, is so durn hard to read. I'm talking Poetry here... Poetry with a big, bold capital P. And it is so … Continue reading Poetry is for Girls

Realm of the Benevolent and Its Loss of Hope

More weird, rambling, forgotten writing recently found while rooting 'round the cluttered Draft files folder. I don't remember writing it, ergo, I have no idea why it was written. However, as it appears to be a philosophical dilemma regarding torture, and, as torture has been one of the Freak Show promotional devices, I guess that … Continue reading Realm of the Benevolent and Its Loss of Hope

On today’s Freak Show, or as some call it, President-elect Trump’s Press Conference

On what I heard: That Trump will not divest himself from his business That Trump has at least considered running both his business and the United States simultaneously That Trump believes the Intelligence Community is corrupt and is engaging in Nazi-like tactics in order to discredit him and his presidency That Trump believes the Intelligence … Continue reading On today’s Freak Show, or as some call it, President-elect Trump’s Press Conference

The Political Semantics of Designating Evil Properly

So, I was cleaning out my dashboard's cluttered "Draft" folder when I happened upon this article that, apparently, I, with my lingering chemo-clouded brain, forgot to post after penning it so long ago. Because I'm lazy and don't feel like writing something fresh, I'm posting it now. To be honest (my Spidey senses always tingles … Continue reading The Political Semantics of Designating Evil Properly

So there I was just minding my own business…

You know, making every honest effort not to think about #youknowwho by revisiting a favorite book of mine (and which is listed as one of my Writing Resources) so as to give my brain a break from of all of #youknowwhose juvenile behavior, which includes but by no means whatsoever is limited to his recent … Continue reading So there I was just minding my own business…

Fake News is so Poe-thetic

I read an Edgar Allan Poe story today entitled The Angel of the Odd. It's a fun, fast, Kafka-meets-Twain, easy to forget kind of read. But what is most memorable to me about the story is that it is entirely set up around the protagonists drunken dismay over what we would call the "fake news" … Continue reading Fake News is so Poe-thetic

The Murky Link Between the Russian Cyber Threat and My Novel

This is a link to the live recent Senate Intelligence hearing regarding "Russian Hacking and Cybersecurity." This is a murky link. This is a link to The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor, my book about the harsh realities of life in the navy during the Don't Ask Don't Tell era. What is the relevance … Continue reading The Murky Link Between the Russian Cyber Threat and My Novel

#BLAMEOBAMA

In case you've never watched the following video of President Obama roasting The Donald to a humiliating crisp thereby motivating him, The Donald, to not just run for president (he had already kind of done that) but to run and win regardless the cost or the damage done in order to destroy Obama's legacy you … Continue reading #BLAMEOBAMA

A Forest of Lies

Or THE ART OF THE DEAL LIE Or WHEN TRUMP SPEAKS Or Ah... forget about it. You get the point, right? Right. So anyway... I like the fact that Dan Rather is trying hard to stay relevant by calling out the editor of the Wall Street Journal for not calling Trump's lies lies: So this … Continue reading A Forest of Lies

Understanding This Thing Called #Trump

I've decided I'm not going to try and fight it any longer and I am just going to go ahead and, for the immediate future, dedicate my site wholly to the subject of autocracy in general and the threat of Trump transforming the United States into one in specific. Effective immediately, my website's title is changed from "Relating to Humans" to...

From Mine to Yours…

And Joy & Happiness to All* this Season of Holidays #peace *"All" is meant to mean everyone, including those who do and who do not celebrate a holy day or holiday this Season of Holidays, which may or may not include the following: Buddhism Bodhi Day: 8 December – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that … Continue reading From Mine to Yours…

COPING with #CANCER?

Hey! How about that?! Our good friends over at COPING With Cancer magazine featured an excerpt from my little book HOW NOT TO DIE: In 13 Easy Steps in their recent edition. Pretty cool, no? Yes, indeed. You can learn more about the magazine and all the good folks there doing God's work here. You … Continue reading COPING with #CANCER?

Have Yourself a Merry Nuclear Holocaust Christmas

You know, I'm the first to admit that I often dabble in the dark art of hyperbole here, but the more I think about it, and by "it" I mean you know who -- and if you take a look at my blog stream it's pretty evident I've been thinking about "it" a lot (too much) lately...