making america grieve again

This, a precipitous slide toward civil war, is the greatness Trump has wrought. He hasn’t drained the swamp, he simply dragged America into it. Supported by a mob of gun-toting ne’er-do-wells and surrounded by toadying sycophants, Trump basks in stoopidity. He is the Grand Wizard of Mouth Breathers, a motley group of failures angered at … Continue reading making america grieve again

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the secret to happiness

Watching a fluffy, wagging, bouncy dog butt. There’s no sight quite as heartwarming in all the wide world. None. You see, mornings and evenings, I’m a dog walker. Tripping along behind a joyful, sashaying little critter is the very best part of my day. Pulling twigs and gravel and roadside litter from between her clenched teeth, … Continue reading the secret to happiness

gone, but not forgotten

Listen. Do you hear a whirring noise? I do. And it’s driving me right out of my pea-pickin’ mind. I can’t find the source and I can’t shut it off. I’ve tried turning up the television, I’ve tried headphones, earmuffs, humming, whistling, hiding out at the library, all the usual tricks. It thrums on unabated. … Continue reading gone, but not forgotten

what’s wrong with this picture?

For starters, everything. If that's Christianity, it's enough to lead me straight into agnosticism. Church leaders praying for a man who is without remorse or morals or ethics of any kind. A man who's an unrepentant misogynist, racist, xenophobic kleptocrat; as well as a deadbeat, a liar, and devoid of human understanding. The guy cheerfully … Continue reading what’s wrong with this picture?