Dogged Determination

“Like a dog with a bone.” “You’re like a bulldog:  sink your teeth in and never let go.” “Tracking you like a bloodhound.” “Dogging your footsteps.” We usually think of our canine companions as being loyal and unconditionally loving.  “Persistent” and “stubborn” aren’t often the first descriptions that come to mind, but they are equallyContinue reading “Dogged Determination”

The “Happy Medium” Imperative

I greatly respect writers and analysts like Chris Hedges and Caitlin Johnstone.  They have the courage and the savvy to speak truth to power.  They outline in fine detail the encroachment of the oligarchs on the societies of the world, particularly in the United States.  They rightly warn about the increasing disparity between the uber-wealthyContinue reading “The “Happy Medium” Imperative”

Truth AND Consequences

“Anyone who voted for this tragic shitty narcissist mess of a president bears responsibility for this debacle today. He has shown you exactly who he was all along. You still supported him. You are complicit in the attempted destruction of the country. You are not a patriot.” – John Legend, Tweet, 1/6/21 The quotation aboveContinue reading “Truth AND Consequences”

Inmates and the Asylum

As I write this, protestors have besieged and occupied the U.S. Capitol this afternoon.  Orange supporters have done the bidding of their leader.  D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had requested National Guard assistance leading up to today’s certification of the Electoral College votes, but as reported by the D.C. chief of police, Robert J. Contee III,Continue reading “Inmates and the Asylum”

You Can’t Fix Crazy, Either *

On November 4th, much of the nation was tentatively optimistic.  Within a week, there was tempered rejoicing.  As all 50 states gradually certified the election result that Joe Biden is the new President, there was a quiet sigh of relief across the country, wafting, of course, from blue enclaves.  At this point, it looks asContinue reading “You Can’t Fix Crazy, Either *”