Isn't it too early to be drinking? by Garry Armstrong I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, … Continue reading TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG
In Hebrew, one is always said to be "going up to Jerusalem." Not only because Jerusalem sits on a mountain -- not one of the Rockies or the Himalayas, but a mountain -- something you'd know if you tried to drive there in a small car up the roads to the city from the coast, but … Continue reading DESCENDING TO THE CENTER OF DISSENSION
I was reading Andy Borowitz' column this morning. He's the guy who writes those parody "news bulletins" for "The New Yorker." I'm pretty sure he's on DJT's hit list. It's an honorable place to be. I would be terrified, yet honored to join him. Anyway, in this particular post, he posits that Yates (acting Attorney … Continue reading ON THE SCENT: COME BACK, SUPERMAN!
Martha Kennedy suggested I watch this video. Generally, I don't watch videos and this isn't my musical taste. You don't need to like the music and I don't think the group "Dead Kennedys" expected you to like it. This isn't entertainment. It is eerily prescient ... except that current reality exceeds my wildest, weirdest, worst fears. When … Continue reading I’M GLAD MOM DIDN’T LIVE TO SEE THIS
Enjoying the Local Cuisine, by Rich Paschall Imagine getting on a plane and flying for eight hours, landing in another country, to go to McDonald's. The premise may sound a bit absurd, but it is the sort of thing many people do. When we stayed in London recently, we found a street nearby that has a Burger … Continue reading EAT LOCAL, DRINK LOCAL
Some of us really were looking and listening. Although all the liberal publications were saying Hillary Clinton would win big, I was hearing other voices. Michael Moore, to name one with whom you might be familiar, was saying the opposite. So were other important analysts -- all issuing warnings that it was not going to be so … Continue reading CHANGE. BIGLY.
It's a real thing and it's a TV thing. It's a local thing. It's international, too. People are rude. Not argumentative and contentious. They are also that, especially in the heat of battle, so to speak. It goes beyond that. They are rude because it seems that politeness, civility, and simple good manners are currently … Continue reading ON BEING DISAGREEABLE