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 [...]