Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Shape of Things to Come

The year ends in twenty-four hours. Down the block, the Sunset Strip is oddly quiet for a Friday night – waiting. The New Year’s Eve madness at all the clubs, and spilling out on the sidewalks, comes on Saturday night … Continue reading

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Trapping Trump

All sixteen of our intelligence agencies say Russia worked hard to make sure Hillary Clinton lost the election. Donald Trump might have won anyway, but the Russians hacked into the DNC and the emails of John Podesta and what they … Continue reading

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A Parting Shot from the World of Common Sense

Israel fights daily for its very existence and the Palestinians want them gone. A smaller and smaller number on each side still think they can get along with the other side – just establish an actual Palestinian state with real … Continue reading

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Pavane for a Dead Princess

fIt seems that Princess Leia checked out just before Jabba the Hutt – that giant talking testicle to which she had once been chained – was about to become our president. She didn’t choke him to death with that chain … Continue reading

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Making an Impossible Situation Worse

The calendars aligned. Christmas and Hanukkah aligned perfectly this year, and America paused for a bit of pleasantness. American Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs and atheists and whatnot paused too. Why not? Exchange presents, eat too much, watch … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

Enough said. Back Monday.

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No More Everydayness

“The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to … Continue reading

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