Monthly Archives: August 2019

Socializing Trump

Socialization is odd. Men try to be cool. The feedback is instant and incessant – that was cool – you idiot, that wasn’t cool – be James Bond, damn it – or be John Wayne – so men make instant … Continue reading

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Not Now

There’s no Thursday evening column – pesky health issues – but expect a Friday evening post. Sorry.

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What He Thinks of Himself

It was a day for theology. So, what will liberals do when it turns out that Donald Trump is the King of Israel and the Chosen One and the Son of God returned to Earth – Jesus returned? He says … Continue reading

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No Longer Funny

Petulance is not pretty. Pettiness is not pretty. But they’re too often confused with pride and dignity, with refusing to deal with fools. But who’s the fool? That’s what the Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday abruptly called off … Continue reading

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From There to Here

These things used to be a joke, sometimes an extended joke, like the 1961 hit Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch rises from window washer to chairman of the board … Continue reading

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The White Guy with the Shiny Teeth

It’s something old men say, that those were the days: “The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature” is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, … Continue reading

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Rattled and Irrational

The week ended with a news story of vast historical importance that wasn’t particularly noticed, because all the other news buried it – the Epstein suicide, if it was that, Trump and Netanyahu declaring that all Democrats hate Jews and … Continue reading

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