It’s time to see how accurate I was
As many of you may know I wrote a series of quasi-essays in late 2016 because I was quite out of my mind with fright. One of the things I do to calm my mind when it is in that state of manic speeding thoughts is an exercise adapted from mind-mapping. Since then we have…
The Address on Independence Day That Our Nation Needed
My Fellow Americans, Thank you for joining me here this evening to celebrate the creation of this nation that we all love. We stand together tonight beneath the presence of four of our former leaders in the celebration of our nation and our history. And that is how we Americans like to view the history…
That day, this day, lives in my mind. The past echoes forward and troubles the present.
A brief letter to the Board of Governors of the USPS
Dear Sirs, It is no exaggeration to say that the USPS is now the sole guardian of American democracy.
The Image that Sparks a Rethinking of Symbols
It’s interesting. I’ve seen many reactions to this image. What I am hearing is at odds with what I think the intended message of the piece is.
Covid: I was waiting for someone to point this out.
I wish I had said this, but this is perhaps the most comprehensive and cogent information I have seen. If you have a link to this person’s blog entry, please share it. I want to link directly to the blog. On VirusesFrom J.Wade via FaceBook Chicken pox is a virus. Lots of people have had…
Sowing a bitter future
I should be doing almost anything else. Instead, I am sitting at my desk, reading the spines of the books nearby and thinking about our future. When I say ‘our future’, I mean America, immigrants, children, citizens and yes, my family and myself. I’ll admit to being worried, or at least, well beyond concerned. Why?Because what…
Thoughts on what we lost on 9/11
This is a re-post from a piece I wrote on 9/11/2015. Today is that day. For me this is a day full of emotion and an ominous mind. I look out my front window and see almost exactly what I saw on that day years ago, a green field and that same cerulean sky, crystal…
Conscientious Objection: Panem et Circenses
I can tell that this is going to be a frequent title for me in this blog. The reason is because I have this terrible sinking feeling that people don’t want to think or consider things any more. The masses, and it’s always been about that masses if I’m honest, only want food and entertainment.…
Politics and Binary Thinking
Yesterday Facebook did something stupid. No that isn’t the rant, although there is a veritable unending supply of stupid from Facebook. And, to be honest it wasn’t Facebooks fault. Allow me to start at the beginning. As you all know, Facebook allows advertising, it pollutes and dilutes our social media streams daily. We do…