Game of Thrones

She couldn’t resist … because she’s miserable by nature. Hillary Clinton would not acknowledge Donald Trump at the Bush funeral. Snubbed him. Glared and stared straight ahead.   Perhaps it’s time to remind people of Hillary Clinton … and the despair we escaped. She slithered in and out of seedy circumstances …  webbing her power … Continue reading Game of Thrones

Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush – Guest Post

Guest Post By Cindy Curcio  Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush There is substantial chatter on the airwaves regarding the passing of our former President, George Herbert Walker Bush, as there should be. A former President of our country has been laid to rest after a long life of notable public service. … Continue reading Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush – Guest Post

Up in Smoke

Paris is burning … and the Arc de Triomphe is all sooty. I should care, but I don’t. “A third weekend of nationwide protests … largely made up of working-class people angry about a planned increase in fuel taxes and their dwindling purchasing power …” I just can’t care about France … or Europe.  Not … Continue reading Up in Smoke

A Scuttle a’Coal – Guest Post

Guest Post from Mike Sackett  A Scuttle a’Coal Sophie, I done good tonight, the moon’s real full and the alley’s bright A scuttle a’ coal an’ I pinched some rye, it’s all fer you, I’ll start us a fire I see’s yer breath, it’s cold here inside, I got us a berth wit’ the morning … Continue reading A Scuttle a’Coal – Guest Post

First Grade Christmas Blues

Is this not the most perfect punctuation mark for this miserable moment of school failure? "School District Apologizes After Teacher Tells First Graders Santa Isn't Real" But they're not really sorry. Nope ... because Santa was in the way of that "grit 'n rigor" stuff.  So they called in Miss Grinch ... the Christmas Crud. She did … Continue reading First Grade Christmas Blues

Things Fall Apart

I don’t know how we can like ourselves very much.  Not in this moment. Everything’s so disordered and ill-tempered. And lots seem very okay with this ... all right with this bankruptcy of common sense. There’s this casualness in how we mistreat sacred stuff that's made us special. How we desecrate … and adulterate … indispensable … Continue reading Things Fall Apart

Education’s Learned Idiots

"There is a widely held belief ... that if we start teaching children to read, write, and spell in preschool and kindergarten that they will be ahead of the game ... that pushing our kids to start early will make them better and give them the edge. But it doesn’t work that way, in fact it … Continue reading Education’s Learned Idiots

Kumbaya Krazy

If you’re lookin’ for some anarchy, you’re probably lookin’ in the wrong place. Oh, it’s out there in streets, alright. Masked clowns sashaying about  … costumed in home-made super-hero outfits.  Taunting police. Huddled-up in solidarity with other off-duty baristas. They’re the stooges. They don’t count. They’re not worth the worry.  The real-deal anarchists hang out … Continue reading Kumbaya Krazy

A Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer ~

The Original Thanksgiving Proclamtion After the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day is our most observed national holiday. The tradition harks back to the colonists of Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts, who, after their first harvest, held a celebratory feast in the fall of 1621—a three-day celebration in which local Native American chiefs and tribesmen participated. But the … Continue reading A Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer ~