I’m a little tired of this. I’m guessing you are, too. We’re living in very strange times. I’ll have more to say about that – from a big picture perspective – soon. But for now, let’s stay focused. There have been eight school shootings so far in 2018. Taking out weekends, when they don’t happen, … Continue reading Second Chances
Welcome to the 2018 Edition of my photographic year in review. A couple of modest themes will show up later on, but for the most part we're just going to dive right in. Sometimes fusion works really well. Like with cuisine. And jazz. As a retail concept, though, maybe it can be just a bit … Continue reading Start Your Year With a Smile – 2018 Edition
Back in the old days, I used to watch the Today Show a lot. You will never catch me admitting that I did this because I was a big Deborah Norville fan. But that’s a story for a different day. Today’s story is that I remember them having someone from the ACLU on to argue … Continue reading A Drop of Hypocrisy
Years ago, I heard Mel Brooks being interviewed. He was asked how he, in general but especially as a Jew, justified wrapping The Producers around a faux-musical called Springtime for Hitler. His answer stuck with me. As best I recall, he said that one of the best ways to deal with would-be tyrants is to … Continue reading Confronting a Would-Be Tyrant
Here it is - Year 7 of the photo blog. This year, I had 94 pictures to choose from, including a few that were sent by friends and (gasp) family. I decided to keep it clean – strictly PG. Except, of course, for when I didn't. Which means that the hardest part of this job … Continue reading Start Your Year with a Smile – 2017 Edition
The best Vote-for-Hillary argument is that it will help keep a nut-job out of the White House. In this unusual year, the argument this isn't enough of a reason don't hold up very well.
There's an old saying in bridge: "Get your trump out early." Apparently, the Republican Party is not populated by bridge players. In the eight years since I started writing this blog, I’ve tried to find ways to explain the underlying reality or root cause of various issues, often political in nature. In that time, I have … Continue reading Trumped Up!