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Letter to Michelle Obama

How do I go high?

Dear Michelle, I am writing to ask you, how do we go high? Your powerful speech on July 26, 2016 continues to surface in my mind, especially when I hear and see bullying, hate speech, insults and fighting. Because I am not doing a very good job of it. When you first...
In another time they would have told you to spread your wings.

Panic

We sit together and remember that time. When it was possible to think each other as geometric symbols in a system that we would never understand. I love you. When angels arrive you will recognize them with their filthy...
Social Media Manure

Friends Don’t Let Friends Post BS

In the midst of the entire BS that is our political reality, life goes on. People have to go to work; have to navigate through...
Letter to Michelle Obama

How do I go high?

Dear Michelle, I am writing to ask you, how do we go high? Your powerful speech on July 26, 2016 continues to surface in my mind, especially when I hear and see bullying, hate speech, insults and...
In another time they would have told you to spread your wings.

Panic

We sit together and remember that time. When it was possible to think each other as geometric symbols in a system that we would never understand. I love you. When angels arrive you will recognize them with their filthy...
Social Media Manure

Friends Don’t Let Friends Post BS

In the midst of the entire BS that is our political reality, life goes on. People have to go to work; have to navigate through traffic jams; have to feed their families; have to play with their children and help...
Or Are We All Being Used?

Am I Also Blind?

I haven’t written a piece in a while because, well, I have been discouraged and frustrated and sad. It’s difficult to watch family and friends struggle. I wish I could just shrug my shoulders and, ‘meh, not my problem’, move...
Imagined conversation between two Founders

TWO FOUNDERS FLOUNDER IN MILENNIAL MIASMA

This is a colloquy between Thomas Jefferson  and James Madison, about the U.S. Constitution of 1787/89, The Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment in particular. JEFFERSON: As you will recall, James, I was in Paris when I received the...
Another Kremlin-suspected, not-so-mysterious, sudden death.

PUTATIVE PUTIN-PROVOKED PERILOUS PLUNGE

Although we finicky Westerners find the Russian game of, “Don’t Hide and Go B-e-e-e-p” or, “Gat in the Mouth” – or, whatever – to be reprehensible, outright, political murder, or an attempt thereof, Russia has been at this for five...