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WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?

May 6, 2020

           In this Age of Coronavirus, as in other times that we were reintroduced to our sense of mortality, a cry is heard from sundry reverend voices, i.e. religious leaders, in solemn meetings and august journals: “Does God still speak?” and if so, “What is God saying to us today?”           Back in my Missouri […]

THE FIRST IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY

April 9, 2020

           Nixon tried but failed. It was ominous but he really didn’t even come close. We deemed it impossible anyway; we said it couldn’t happen here.            But it has. Don’s not quite an emperor but he’s a tyrant. And please don’t say he isn’t. Look at everything he’s done, from start to finish, […]

THE FIRST IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY

March 24, 2020

          Nixon tried but failed. It was scary but he really didn’t even come close. We deemed it impossible anyway; we said it couldn’t happen here.           But it has. Don’s not quite an emperor but he’s a tyrant. And please don’t say he isn’t. Look at everything he’s done, from start to finish, in […]

WACKY NEW YEAR!

February 2, 2020

          New Year’s greetings are past, Resolutions already broken, and the Year of Our Lord 2020 will be as messy as the last.           To re-set expectations, comedian Ricky Gervais at the recent Golden Globes cared not a fig for the pompous array of egos before him and gave the world of celebrity a dose […]

THE GIFTS: WAR & PEACE

February 1, 2020

                                          [A post-Christmas meditation]    It’s that time again: the season of Peace as the great gift of God in the person of his Son. And we have the Fox News to thank for breaking […]

THANKS FOR NOTHING

February 1, 2020

                                         [A post-Thanksgiving meditation]          ‘Tis the season of the disappearing Day of Gratitude. Halloween now overshadows mid-Fall. Thanksgiving is just a long weekend from work even as Christmas wraps our malls in mind-numbing […]

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 […]