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Cabin Fever 2018: Bits & Pieces

If, in the not too distant future, someone needs vivid illustrations of the decline of American culture, they can simply juxtapose an image of Donald Trump frothing at the mouth over some peeve du jour with one of a teenager bubbling over with Tide. […]

Birthday Musings 12/19/17

According to the stats provided by my gym, over these past two years I have lifted more than 600,000 pounds, which equates to 76 elephants. This year I’m taking those pachyderms as symbolic of the Republic Party’s crushing weight on democracy; so, to quote Allen Ginsberg, “America, I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.” […]

Tech World 2017

Do the world a favor this gift-giving season. Keep your thought-dreams to yourself, and encourage others to do the same. Don’t buy any digital tech, for yourself or anyone else. Think of how many “real books” you can buy for the cost of even the cheapest IoT gizmo. So use that money to buy and give books instead. You won’t regret it, and neither will those on whom you bestow that bounty. […]

Summer’s End Ends and Odds

I would not anticipate a slew of copyright cases filed on behalf of squirrels and others who trigger GoPro videos; furthermore, you have my assurance that, no matter how deeply you involve them in your picture-making activities, your cats and dogs and budgies plan nothing that will require you to lawyer up. […]

Birthday Musings 12/19/16

I’ll Go On

I did not plan to spend my seventies confronted daily by the latest doings of a dangerously egomaniacal ignoramus and his malignant cronies, intent on reshaping my world by striving to undo every bit of progress achieved in this country over my lifetime. Yet here I sit, staring into the […]