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Parody Song - Just for Fun!

All I Want For Christmas

The holiday season can be stressful for me and, lately, I’ve been stressed a lot! This year has been one long orange nightmare for me… and our country. Trying to get in the Christmas spirit, I recorded a parody of a happy song I remember from my childhood – “All I Want For Christmas Is...
context and intent

niggersandspics

As a kid, living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, I heard the term “niggersandspics” so often I thought it was a single word. I wasn’t sure what it meant, but because of the way people (whites, Jews, Italians, Irish,...
Words ARE Deeds

Failed But Not Defeated

Despite all of our effort, our best intentions, the effort we make to rise above, the self-help books we read or the advice we get...
Tandem

Interconnected

We’ve been busy recently talking with a group of people we hoped we wouldn’t have to: Tree Removal Contractors. Sadly we have about 15 trees that need to be removed from our property, all of them over 200 year’s old...
Parody Song - Just for Fun!

All I Want For Christmas

The holiday season can be stressful for me and, lately, I’ve been stressed a lot! This year has been one long orange nightmare for me… and our country. Trying to get in the Christmas spirit, I recorded a parody of...
and the wealthy taketh away.

The Lord Giveth...

The letter above appeared in our local newspaper’s opinion section: I am sure similar letters appear throughout newspapers all over our country. This is my response to the letter: Socialist Regime? Socialism is when government (tax payers) pays for infrastructure...
Puerto Rico plight in poetry

PUERTO RICO: “LAMENTO BORINCANO” -- REDUX

In Puerto Rican parlance, and a derivative of the indigenous language and Spanish, the island is known as, “Borinquen” or “Borinquén.” Puerto Ricans, in turn, call themselves, “Borinqueños,” “Borincanos” or “Borícuas.” “Lamento Borincano” is a plaintive song that describes...
Is nothing sacred? NOPE

International Blasphemy Day

International Blasphemy Day holiday was created in response to laws the world over that attempt to curtail what can be said, sung, drawn, painted and filmed based on arbitrary rules from one or another of the so-called holy books. The...
The resurgence of fascism

NOT the golden dawn

The golden dawn, the acceptance of the extreme right into government in Norway, the resurgence of the worst kind of Nazis in the Baltic, Austria & Hungary, Greece - the media romance of France with the front national - these...