Category Archives: Essays

“Night Became The Day Of Fire . . . And Children Burned To Ash”

From Emeralds and Ashes, a brief excerpt: they stood ’round shivering in worn and tattered coats with only blackened sky to reflect their mood and hopes warming coals commandeered by those more reckless for it was a time of sacrifice … Continue reading

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Friday, January 20th, 2017: “A Date Which Will Live In Infamy.”

I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected . . .” (Rep. John Lewis, D-GA; 1-13-2017) Rep. John Lewis was, of course, spot-on correct when he made that … Continue reading

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“Make America Great Hate Again”

Since November 8, 2016 and the “unpresidented” (s)election of Donald J. Trump as “precedent” of the United States, the probable consequences are rapidly clarifying, as evidenced in the following (tiny) handful of links: ‘We can march through town carrying high-powered … 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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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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“The Answer, My Friend, is Blowin’ In The Wind”

A few weeks short of twelve years ago and in the aftermath of the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, I was a participant in an online chat group, one that was mostly anti-Bush, anti-conservative, and anti-Neocon. The handwriting on … Continue reading

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Whilst digging through a pile of old files buried on an old hard drive, I ran across an old essay of mine, one from just short of a dozen years ago. It was my “response”– not published or posted anywhere … Continue reading

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