Category Archives: Soul-searching
To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH. One of my … Continue reading
Catholic Priests accused of pedophilia were lured into their immoral acts by gays who now accuse them of deviant behavior. The victims weren’t victimized at all. In fact, they were the aggressors. _______________ Oh, and the reason the Catholic Church … Continue reading
National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading
Saw this on CNN today. Japanese City Minami Sanriku, approx. 17,000, buried under tons of mud. Reportedly over half of its residents are unaccounted for.
AP: Although I don’t mean to jinx it, despite rigorous, mean-spirited, bellicose battling between every sector of the right-wing and the the Obama administration, indications are that the current health care bill seems to be in the bag. This week, … Continue reading
“Hope” felt good. Unfortunately, as it became a rallying cry and slogan, it also became a marketing tool. Advertisers, marketers were quick to notice that the concept of hope could be reduced to a branding tool…something useful to sell product…a stamp that helps turn ordinary items into something special. Continue reading
I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone. Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading