Life inverts art? This week I recalled (faintly) a 1971 made for TV “ABC Movie of the Week” entitled, “Death Takes a Holiday.” In the story ‘Death’ is personified in human form for a three-day weekend to try and discover why humans so tenaciously cling to life. For three days, while ‘Death’ interacts with the … Continue reading Covid-19 Apocalypse?
Uncomfortable question to ponder: What does our massive national messaging campaign around our "Stay home" mitigation response to the Covid-19 pandemic say to our half million homeless citizens and residents? Unsolicited punditry (if that)! Well, they say only the brave—and the retired—dare speak difficult truth. However, because of institutional control-systems, "the brave" never last … Continue reading Show me the money!
Spread out! In the course of the past couple weeks a curious new phrase has been seared into our consciousness. "Social Distancing," but what does it mean? Well, it means March 2020 may well be maddening, but will have no "March Madness" in terms of college basketball. However, the impact of Covid-19 concerning the widespread … Continue reading Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, hush
Trolling? The earliest known attestation of ‘internet trolling’ is 1992, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, or so says Wikipedia. Without really knowing what it was called at the time, the first memorable instance of trolling that I recall seeing came eight years later. In February, Pope Francis called Christians to a particular fast, e.g., … Continue reading Political achievability?
Counterpoint Before I state my case on why/how President Donald J. Trump wins re-elect, I'd like to start with a viewpoint that completely overturns my humble reluctant sorrowful assertion. Rachel Bitecofer is a rising star on the U.S. political analyst/forecaster stage. She makes an outlier argument that persuasion aimed at Independents is of questionable value … Continue reading Potus Trump wins re-elect
Disclaimers First, I was a new twenty year old—and the beneficiary of the freshly minted twenty-sixth amendment—for the presidential contest between conservative Republican incumbent, President Richard Milhous Nixon, and liberal Democratic challenger, Senator George McGovern, in 1972. Then as now I was committed to peace. I supported George McGovern that year. Though Nixon barely campaigned, … Continue reading Bernie: My way or the highway!
Is Bernie the wampeter of the 2020 election? Are Democrats way out on a limb with Bernie? Is Bernie Sanders a hard pass? The short answer is, 'Yes.' Now, I generally agree with many of Bernie's justice goals, so, I say "Pass" only because he cannot beat President Donald J. Trump.' —Now, granted, I … Continue reading Bernie is a HUGE problem