La La La La La La La…

Missed Trump's big speech last night. Not because I was balled up in the corner of my dark and damp basement with my eyes closed and ears plugged chanting la la la la la la la to drown out any possibility of hearing it until it was over. No, I missed it because I mercifully … Continue reading La La La La La La La…

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Inside the National Museum of African American History & Culture

President Trump visited our nation's newest national museum today and provided a few remarks afterwards, a video of which can be found below. I have not yet visited the museum so I spent some time learning a bit about it. I found several interesting videos that provide a narrative insight alongside a look inside the … Continue reading Inside the National Museum of African American History & Culture

The “Good Old Days”

We all have our stereotypes, prejudices, and other indelible insensitive and less-than-helpful outlooks on life regardless how hard we might try to suppress them or convince ourselves otherwise. Often, these insensitive outlooks on life and our inability to suppress them put very heavy assumptive blinders around our thinking. And narrowly-focused thinking can, while unintended, often … Continue reading The “Good Old Days”

Shackled To History

Back in the wonderful Nineties (Nirvana, 2Pac, The Matrix, Fight Club, etc...), I took a break from my normal Navy telecommunications gig to spend a few years in a special assignment as an Equal Opportunity Advisor. To become qualified as an EOA, I had to attend three months of very intense and in-depth training at … Continue reading Shackled To History

The Night The Lights Went Out In America…

Ever since that cursed night when #youknowwho was elected, every time I see an image of the beautiful Lady Liberty with her torch held high shining her warm and welcoming light of liberty and freedom all throughout the land, I am now, sadly, always reminded of the song The Night The Lights Went Out In … Continue reading The Night The Lights Went Out In America…

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

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

#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

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

Due to the current political climate, I’d like to draw your attention to…

...excerpts of two rather aged yet seemingly, and sadly so, germane posts of mine. They are quite lengthy so to read the full posts, click on the "more" links. **** The first is a political poem I penned long ago:   RISE UP! It’s the bottom of the ninth. We’re down and in desperate need … Continue reading Due to the current political climate, I’d like to draw your attention to…