February 24, 2014

IN THIS DISTEMPERED WORLD OF OURS… (…we can’t help but wonder if we should seek asylum…on Mars) The seemingly endless tornadoes of extreme events all over this planet of ours, reminds us of an old Kingston Trio recording about…mushroom-shaped clouds…and

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EVERYONE IS UNEQUAL (some… are just more unequal than others…) Our career politicos are at it again, playing the class warfare card for all it’s worth, hoping to distract us from the fact that they’re not doing their jobs, which

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TIME MARCHES ON… (…and more icons keep fading away) Looking back on a road past-travelled (the track of which was perhaps not as well-focused as it could have been), I’m often amazed to find myself still compus mentus and otherwise

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OLYMPICS…OLYMPICS… (…allowing for decorous displays of rampant nationalism) The Winter Olympics, at Sochi, in Russia, don’t seem to be generating a lot of excitement, at least so far. The biggest surprise about it all has been the balmy, almost spring-like

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A CONGRESSIONAL DOUBLECROSS (…equivalent to a high crime and misdemeanor…) If any taxpayer is still under the illusion that the members of both parties in our glorious Congress are there to do the best they can on our behalf…its recent

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MAPLE SYRUP (…trying to put it into a homogenized labeling straightjacket) A labeling war is brewing over how to classify the variations in maple syrup, all in the name of “standardization” for global marketing purposes. Maple syrup is a unique,

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A LONG TIME AGO… (…when the Earth was truly…green) We humans, as a species, were barely down from swinging in the trees, and there were a hell of lot more other critters than any of us around back then (and

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THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (…presented as a revivalist prayer meeting under the Capitol Dome…instead of a tent) We’ve lived through a lot of state-of-the-union addresses by many presidents. Some were worth listening and paying attention to…most…no so much.

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BAD BOY, BAD BOY…WHATCHA GONNA DO… (…when no one cares about you…anymore?) The entertainment and pop-culture world has a long history of having many of its inhabitants acting out in strange and often self-destructive ways…especially where it concerns its younger

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