The perils of fashion as a middle aged man. My disclaimer is that in my middle age, I can now begin to appreciate the trials and tribulations of women trying to find decent clothes that fit, function, and give them a sense of well-being. I say begin because women have always had it harder than … Continue reading On the light side….
The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity. It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com. Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness
Welcome to the last chapter of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire. In a sense, we have been moving toward this and it is realized with the election of the 45th President. We now move toward irrelevance in the world in a weird, cruel, and embarrassing denouement. I know it sounds strange, but … Continue reading Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…
Independence Day? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?
“We live in a country that is more divided than ever. We live in an era of post-truth, where it seems that facts don’t matter as long as you get your slice of the pie. It is a pie that is hoarded by the moneyed elite that seeks to get even more of the pie … Continue reading Lamentations on “Greatness”
“All politics is local.” This is a phrase that is often attributed to Tip O’Neill and bears reflection especially during this time of life in what will become Trumpland come January. In my last post I reflected on how the Democratic Party had left its progressive roots to become a softer version of Republican conservatism … Continue reading All Politics is Local
The election is three days past and I am still angry. I am angry that we the people have elected such a person to the highest office in the land. My anger exists on several levels. Level one: I am angry at myself. I am angry at my naiveté for thinking that the racism, misogyny, … Continue reading Anger