Category Archives: Election 2016

“Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie . . .”

“Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.” (Honore de Balzac) ****** The bifurcation of the United States is now complete. The AFM (American Fascist Movement, aka the GOP, the Far Right) has, finally, taken over the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016: “‘Tis The Season To Be __?__”

The winter solstice is next week; Christmas is ten days away; thus commenseth the happiest time of the year for a certain percentage of Homo sapiens along with various other attached critters — save for the various species of spruce … Continue reading

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“Thou, Whoever Art Above . . .”

I’ll admit it. I’m DISGUSTED! I know I’m not alone in this, but I can say with heavy duty authority that in the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential (s)election, my disgust has peaked at levels I’ve never known before, levels … Continue reading

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Election 2016, A Poetic Summation: “After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes”

“O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, an’ foolish notion . . .” (Robert Burns) ****** THANKSGIVING(?), 2016 In 1862, Emily Dickinson wrote a … Continue reading

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“A face devoid of love or grace . . .”

I admit I’m quite often fascinated by the fact that poets from long ago did, so often, manage to describe what we see and pretend to ‘know’ today. Here’s a prime example: Emily Dickinson wrote, in the 1860’s, a 33 … Continue reading

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‘Oh Say — Can You See’?

“Now the face that I see in the mirror, More and more is a stranger to me; More and more I can see there’s a danger, Of becoming what I never thought I’d be – “ (Lyric by John Denver) … Continue reading

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2016: The Electoral Aftermath

And where is now my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it? They shall go down to the bars of the pit, When our rest together is in the dust. (Job 17:15-16) So. The 2016 election is over. … Continue reading

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