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GOODBYE, COLUMBUS

November 5, 2019

          October will never be the same. It is after all a season of change: Summer’s green turns to myriad colors, and we complain not.           But, oh, the howl that arose when someone dared suggest there’s something suspicious about our cultural myth of this continent’s founding—and not just from those of Italian descent. Indeed, […]

WOODSTOCK THEN AND NOW

November 5, 2019

        Two “50s” occurred recently, i.e., half-century anniversaries of events that seem equally to have captivated the public mind.            There will always be commemorations of the Moon Landing, unto perpetuity, meaning fifty years from now and beyond. Woodstock will not. Woodstock will be forgotten, and with good reason. They couldn’t even pull off an […]

OF SPACEMEN & THEIR DETRACTORS

November 5, 2019

           Fifty years of bragging rights for landing on the moon cheers our hearts but, lest we forget, there were and still are plenty of knuckleheads who buy none of it.           What it is about the contrarian mind, I know not, nor from whence it comes, but it would best believe nonsense than facts. […]

THE OLDEST HATRED

June 26, 2019

          America’s certified moral diseases have returned with a vengeance, and old craziness is resurrected in multiple forms.           Startled as we are by flagrant racism; violence towards women and children; as well as gays, lesbians, bi- and trans-sexual citizens, should we be? In my earliest career as an aspiring reformer, I was abused of […]

SEEING RED OVER BLACKFACE

June 25, 2019

          Blackface?–making a comeback? This is lost on the younger generation, but they’ll learn quickly via the realm of celebrity: Katy Perry’s brand has dropped two pairs of shoes from its line, and Gucci tried to cash in on black celebrity with a tasteless production of an expensive knit top—both losing their sophisticated repute in […]

CAN WE TALK?

May 15, 2019

          Let’s talk about the budding presidential primaries. The Dems so far have 20+ candidates and counting, which is a good thing. The GOP had 17 three years ago and that was a good thing too—they found out who they were, and it wasn’t who they thought they were: they hadn’t a clue that by […]

THEY DON’T LIKE YOU

May 15, 2019

          What drives the national divide today? Partially, but largely, a standoff between differing cultures in America. Growing up in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, whatever I heard on radio and saw on TV had nothing to do with my life or of those around me.           It was all about what we now […]

A BEER FOR BRETT

October 9, 2018

          In all wars, everyone loses. And the costs are devastating. We are in a civil war and the price will be with us for decades. Once again it’s parent against child, sibling against sibling. Just like old times. Someday Ken Burns will sort it all out for our viewing pleasure.           If nation […]

SILLY, SAD, SORRY SARAH

September 8, 2018

             Should this be deemed a bridge too far in current political discourse–don’t even get started with me.           Fallout from the Trump presidency has dumped a ton of filth on our national conversation and I will not allow high ground to be claimed by political thugs whilst they shame others for naming names. […]

FEAR OF THE FUTURE

August 2, 2018

          You would think Donald Trump was doing the Lord’s work. As with all messiahs who show up now and then, everything seems to go his way, regardless, as it hath been down through history. His GOP base increaseth in its love for him, edging towards 90% of support for anything he says or does, […]