“The Paradoxical Commandments” Still Stand

Apparently, exceptions can be found for virtually everything we accept as a rule. The latest example is a motivational poster with a message that actually is motivational, not to mention genuinely encouraging, moving, and insightful. Bear in mind that I am aware more than most people of the click-over point … Continue reading

You Should Read Safekeeping

I’ve never done a book review here before, apart from my own books, but this one has been on my mind. Since it is a debut novel from a promising author, let’s consider Safekeeping, by Jessamyn Hope. The title is good – short without being mundane. (How many books have … Continue reading

The Bummer of the Summer of Trump

I seriously thought that Donald Trump would be gone from the political stage after the collapse of the whole “birther” deal that he was pushing so hard at one time. But we haven’t heard a word about that particular saga in ages. Now, Trump is a “strong leader” – apparently … Continue reading

From Christine Jorgensen to Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner just topped the record for speediest amassing of one million Twitter followers, previously held by President Obama. Considering all she’s been through, let’s wish her well going forward. It will be much more interesting to see the reactions of the general public to her story as time goes … Continue reading

Dylann Storm Roof – Twerp From Hell

You have heard of the banality of evil, but rarely does it come complete with a bowl haircut. The perp (or twerp, to look at him) behind America’s latest gun rampage is living proof that larger-than-life atrocities can come from small packages, or small minds. Dylann Storm Roof was a … Continue reading

The Tragedy of the Oldies Station

Van Morrison’s Virgo Clowns. Janis Joplin’s Down on Me. Melanie’s Candles in the Rain. These are three songs of decades past that come to mind whenever I think about the dismal reality of Oldies Radio in this country. Unfortunately, the reason they come to mind is that they are great … Continue reading