How Donald?

  Normally, I love the political season. The hopes that one will rise above and create an air of hope, an air of expectation. Donald Trump does none of that for me. He promises to enlarge and engage our military, but offers no plan on how to pay...

The monsters hide in the light...

  You try to wake up, you pinch yourself   No avail, you’re wide awake   Haunted with your eyes wide open   The monsters hide in the light   No longer a requiem for sleeping demons   Your mind and heart die slowly in...

Ah, the Oscars....

  Ah, the Oscars. I don’t watch it, but many do. This year, it’s being boycotted by a few black artists who feel they are not represented as not one black actor has been nominated. They feel that it’s not that the nominated movies were better than...

How do you make an American Beer?

  So how do you make an American Beer? It’s a question a lot of people have asked. Microbreweries have popped up everywhere to challenge the big beer houses. All kinds of complicated recipes and ingredients have been tried and it has produced some...

What a month to be an Iranian leader.....

  What a month to be an Iranian leader! You can crow about launching several mid-range missiles and had them land close to several US Navy ships, brag that you captured two small US Navy ships and made their crews not just kneel and surrender but...

Humanitarian or not?

  To be humanitarian or not to be….that is the question. Syrian refugees are spreading around the globe, finding homes in twenty-nine countries. The problem with these refugees is not the extra burden of taking care of them, but it is the strict...

David, you will be missed....

  I grew up in a strange home, musically. My mother was country and Elvis. My father was religious, popular (Ink Spots, Nat King Cole), and Italian opera (even though he didn’t understand it). My brothers introduced me to Led Zeppelin, Chicago...

Will Bill thrill?

  Hill hopes that Bill will thrill. Yes, Hillary, the queen of denial hopes that her husband will sway your vote. I don’t like either of them, I’ve made no bones about that, but I cannot imagine how Bill can change anything. Bill, a womanizer, is...

The economics of guilt...

  The economics of guilt. It creates billions of dollars in sales and donations every year. Ads for animal causes, homeless and starving children, and other pitiful causes are rammed down our throats every day. Ads for gyms, diet pills, and...

My first blog of 2016....

  Welcome to my first blog of 2016. I would love to say it’s about rainbows, puppy dogs, and unicorns, but it’s not. It is in fact two pieces in one, for which I have no doubt I will receive a great deal of fuss about. I said to myself “Why start a...

Merry Christmas...

  Merry Christmas! I’m having trouble waking up today, and it’s good that I have the day off. Last night, Christmas Eve, was spent at my closest friends house with a group of loud, boisterous, happy, and well-wishing folk. On the dinner table was a...

And the mightiest weapon of all...

  ….and the mightiest weapon of any fell silent, the mind disconnected from the pen. The words didn’t come, the art of a painting drawn by vocabulary instead of paint fell silent. In nondescript fashion, the written passion nullified…..    ...

Why I can't agree with Donald Trump....

  Why can’t I see Donald Trump as president? He’s not offered one solid policy. Everything he says is a vague and basic hint at something else. He says he won’t share his foreign policy as he says his opponents would use it against him. He won’t...

The magic of retail and the holiday spirit....

Three weeks out from Christmas and I am already finished with the holiday. That is the magic of a job in retail and the holidays. The first tree sightings in september, the delivery of christmas decorations in early october, the decorating of the...

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Here we are again…National Rape, Pillage, and Murder Anniversary Day. You may call it Thanksgiving. Picture this change in history….       1492…Christopher “I’m a jerk-off and everybody knows it” Columbus finds America. It opens a...

Social Change gone awry...

  My head is about to explode. BOOM! Explode. Here’s where I warn you all, if you upset easily over honest discussions of race and inequality, then please scroll to the next blog. I recently read an article about a young woman who is traumatized by...

Music today...

  Music. The quality and the sound, the appeal….it’s objective. To me, todays music seems to be repetitive, and lacking any ingenuity. Computer generated auto-tuning, drum machines, three word choruses, and extreme editing have taken raw, powerful...

What to do...

  There has been much talk about what should be done about the Syrian refugees. Some say we should NOT take any more of them, while there are those that say we should open the doors and let them in. I add my ten cents and people ask me “Well, Mr....

The sun rises on my day...

  The sun rises on my day, alarm is annoying   Time to rise, a dream I had been enjoying   I want you here, next to me   Your body bare, I long to see   Ample breast and subtle moves   To you my heart and soul I lose...

Own it....

  An insurance company has finally shed some light on the truth of the American state of mind. Thank you Liberty Mutual. Now, I am not against Liberty Mutual, but their advertisement hits a key note with me. In the commercial, a woman walking with...

The wolf at the door

  So I sat at my local Dunkin Donuts, waiting for my ride to pick me up. At three-thirty in the morning, there is not so much to do, and with the violent incidents of the prior night, my mind wandered to my irrational first world problems and my...

A great piece of spam....

My name is Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, the newly appointed United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information for International Compensation Verification Department. As the trusted head of his kitchen cabinet, I have...

A misguided opinion...

  “If we care for the safety and happiness of the whole of our society, as we must, then it is time to legalize marijuana, decriminalize other drugs, and recast drug use as a public health problem, not a crime…”   Danielle Allen,  The...