My take on #blacklivesmatter

As I am a middle-aged white guy, you may choose to take this with the proverbial grain of salt—but I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and wanted to add my perspective. So… Another day, another ALL lives matter! meme on social media. Often, this comes from the ‘conservative’ part of the political spectrum; sometimes, [...]

Election Day Redux: State of the Union

Re-posting this poem from April 2013 (but with the edits I later made for Journalism) for Election Day. The original post can be found here. With rodomontade nonpareil, the esteemed Senator Dunderhead clove to the bilious position he'd espoused during a particularly ego-fuelled rant in the aftermath of the latest crisis. That the elusive logic of his twice-baked [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #20 (April 20, 2013)

Today's prompt: write a poem using at least five of the following words: owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed gutter non-pareil artillery salt curl ego rodomontade elusive twice ghost cheese cowbird truffle svelte quahog bilious Thanks to comments recently made by one of our more (ahem!) colorful…elected officials, this was [...]

Living in Fantasy-land?

It seems to me that our elected officials don't have a firm grasp on reality. They all seem to be under the impression that the average American (whoever that is) is more sensible when it comes to money and budgeting than our government is. I want some of whatever they're smoking. For starters, Mr. & [...]