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Political correctness - a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Penultimate Day 2016

Today is December 30, 2016, the penultimate day of the year, a day I review and contemplate the events of the year and, hopefully, set goals and intentions for the coming year. There really aren’t really any events to be reviewed. Many of my posts this year were commentary on religion, politics, and American society […]

Journaling Overview

Luke: There’s something not right here. … I feel cold. Death.

Yoda: [points to a cave opening beneath a larger tree] That place … is strong with the dark side of the force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.

Luke: What’s in there?

Yoda: Only what you take with you.

Yesterday evening, I listened to […]

Penultimate Day 2015

Another year is about to pass into history or, more likely, oblivion and on this penultimate day of the year, I take a retrospective look back over the events and non-events of the past year. Overall, it seemed to be a year on non-accomplishment — employment, projects, yoga, genealogy, et cetera. Maybe I can change […]

Birthday cake

Tomorrow is my birthday…

This how I want my cake served.

The Sound of Silence

Quote of the day: “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Song of the day: The Sound of Silence
Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Album: Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
Released: 1966

What is your favorite sound? What is a sound you’ve never heard, that you hope to hear someday?

To pick […]

Memoir from Hell

It took me over five years to discover that the Gates of Hell had no locks on them. All that time I had been holding myself prisoner when I could have left my bondage at any time. With that realization, I left. I opened the gates and walked out, leaving my guilt and shame behind […]


I have many different kinds of friends. I have friends with whom I’ve shared a common bond of service, friends I’ve known from childhood, friends I’ve worked with and friends with whom I share common interests. Some of these friendships I’ve maintained for decades, some I’ve recently renewed after many years. Some friends are people […]

BARF Therapy

Pay no attention to that man in the dark little room at the end of the house. He’s just doing what he finds necessary to keep his sanity. He is, to borrow a phrase from the late Douglas Adams, mostly harmless.

Really, the noises, the obscenities, the ranting and raving coming from the man-cave are not […]

Penultimate Day, 2009

I do believe that 2009 may very well be destined to go down in history as the year that sucked donkey. In many ways, it was worse than the Hell of 2002 although that was primarily an internal ordeal whereas this year just sucked in general.

Here it is, the penultimate day of the penultimate year […]

Writer's Block: Confidences

Who do you think it is easier to talk about your problems with: your friends, your family, or strangers?

You mean you can talk about your problems with other people? Without having to pay them for an hour of their time? I’ll have to look into this.

I used to be able to talk to my mother […]