Monthly Archives: August 2016

Football, Patriotism and Colin Kaepernick

Well, football is back in America very soon; the colleges kick it off this weekend and the NFL follows suit the week after.  And we already have our first national controversy. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for … Continue reading

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Algorithms – 2041

Tell me Siri Who should I marry? Kylie and Molly both love me but I love them each so differently. Decisions are so hard to make I want to avoid a serious mistake so tell me Siri for you are … Continue reading

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The Americanization of Emily – Paddy Chayefsky – 1964

Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:  I’m not sentimental about war. I see nothing noble in widows.  I discovered I was a coward. That’s my new religion. I’m a big believer in it. Cowardice will save the world. War isn’t hell at … Continue reading

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On the Application of Military Power

O Lucius Paulus! What are we doing here amongst these tribes bearing Rome nothing but enmity driving us normally benevolent men to increasing harshness? Thick as flies these little people stubborn, with studied animosity beyond all reason and human patience … Continue reading

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    The Cathedral Snack Bar – Asmara, Eritrea – 1965 Bougainvillea Passegiatta Old men doffing borsalinos wearing double breasted suits. Topolinos in the street run as if on memory pretty girls now walking by laughing, giving boys the eye. … Continue reading

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We never fought much or so I remember and only once did I make you cry A lifetime together now less defined reduced to moments less remembered a kiss on the bow of a Brooklyn bound ferry when I was … Continue reading

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  High tropic Summer lies heavy o’er this land sweltering heat and humidity our Amazon, green algae choked seeking it’s path to the open sea trying hard not to disappear into the sodden rain soaked soil Spanish moss as living room drapes Queen … Continue reading

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Blind Eye – A Repost for Election Season

  . Young Mexican picker man rises from a mattress on the floor of a dilapidated trailer shared with nine other mattresses.   buys a chicken bag lunch from the local seller of chicken bag lunches climbs on board the … Continue reading

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More Great White Hunters

I received a lot of reads awhile back on my posts about great white hunters; folks with too much money on their hands shooting lions on “safari” game ranches.  Most if not all of the lions were hand raised, used … Continue reading

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Through a Venetian Blind

Mom would dust the venetian blinds every Saturday morning open and close them with a pull on the cord watching the world  blink appear, disappear and change reappearing the same, but slightly different. . Now cranes appear through open blinds, unafraid messengers … Continue reading

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