TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Freedom of Expression
- Human Relationships
- Kendrick Johnson
- Liabilities Into Assets
- No Good Old Days
- Political Quotations
- Sandra Bland
- The Discredited Famous
- The Lore and Lure of the Troll
- True Crime
Baltasar Gracian said:"It is easy to kill the bird that flies in a straight line, but not the one that changes its line of flight."
Category Archives: war
Where are you going? Where are we going? So I’m on Facebook, and a woman very dear to me has posted a video clip of white cops brutalizing a black youth for no apparent reason. My comment is: The things … Continue reading
In October 2001 I published “The Death of Irony: Reports are Exaggerated.” These quotations are from it, with current commentary. There’s a lot to be said for the idea that terrorism only works if it causes people to change the … Continue reading
In October 2001 I published “The Death of Irony: Reports are Exaggerated.” Here is a prime example: Wouldn’t it be ironic if America remains in thrall to the Arab countries just because of its stubborn, paranoid refusal to acknowledge that … Continue reading
NOTE This was published first by Earthblog.net, on June 29, 2006, and I’ll always be grateful to Marc Madow for the indulgence and patience in getting it together. Because there was also a third person involved, who actually constructed the … Continue reading
It’s old, but somehow didn’t get posted before. Maybe it’s not that old. The combatants who got transformed into crispy critters are still covered in scar tissue. Not such an easy thing to let flow into the rear-view mirror.
America is in the business of manufacturing homeless people, mainly via the penal system and the military. Some say the homeless are just a bunch of ex-cons, who deserve any misery they have brought upon themselves. Aside from being statistically … Continue reading
This is a memorial for Gregory Lee Bomberry. There is a factual error — Greg didn’t have any Irish ancestry. It can’t be corrected in the text below because these are pictures of pages. Anyway, sorry.