GREED. (The movie, that is. From 1924.)

I am a classic movie fan, which on Twitter would be known as #OldMovieWeirdo. But only just now have I seen a legendary film of the distant past which is ranked among the greatest ever made. 1924 saw the release of the truncated, butchered, surviving version of Erich Von Stroheim’s … Continue reading

Feudalism is Archaic, Not US Constitution

I am red hot with rage as I type these words, having just hours ago heard Donald Trump’s heartfelt opinion of the United States Constitution. It goes like this: “It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.” No, this was … Continue reading

One Massive March for Science in Boston

What a positive, upbeat and spirited crowd we had in Boston today for the     March for Science. I wish I could better estimate crowd size, but the tremendous turnout in Boston looked to me as follows. At peak attendance, about half of Boston Common was full of standing people. The … Continue reading

Diaper Banks to Combat #DiaperNeed

Here is a national issue with a funny-sounding name. Diaper Banks. It is also a little-known situation that is not receiving anything like proper attention or support. If you are like me, you had never heard of this at all. Diapers for babies are not covered under government assistance programs. … Continue reading

2018 Election Beckons

FBI Director Comey’s testimony to Congress just now was predictable in all that he wouldn’t say. He “can’t speak to that in a non-classified setting.” He “doesn’t think it appropriate to comment on specific individuals.” I didn’t watch the whole thing. I doubt that he was asked about his releasing … Continue reading

On the Anniversary of the Reichstag Fire

This blog was never intended to be so heavy with politics, but my intentions are not the only ones that have been side-tracked these days. How many Trump voters realize that the US intelligence services are said to be “holding back” sensitive information from this administration, because they are afraid … Continue reading

The Realities of the Casino

During one of the countless pharmaceutical ads on TV (in which we consumers learn which drugs to tell our doctor to prescribe to us) the list of side effects was being recited. Usually this takes up most of the commercial, and features the most intense smiling on the actors’ faces. … Continue reading

Trump Era, A Grim Yet Unpredictable Future

After spending eight years peddling a conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and ineligible to be president, we are now awash in exhortations from Republicans to join together in unity behind their super-hero of the age, Donald Trump. Trying to predict the future of this new regime … Continue reading

Meet Doctor Doom, AKA Guy McPherson

The only good news about Guy McPherson is that his unprecedented bad news is wrong. Unfortunately, while he is wrong now, he won’t necessarily be wrong for many more decades. And Guy McPherson’s bad news is about as bad as it gets. He might not look like it, but Guy … Continue reading

Uncharted Waters. Sail On.

Since the hara-kiri of the American electorate on November 8, 2016, we have had a few scattered tip-offs about the mentality that will soon be holding the Executive Branch of the government. Election recounts are commonplace in cases where the results were close, and sometimes it is automatic. But when … Continue reading