Late Night TV Challenges Donald “Bone Spur” Trump

Late this morning I looked at The Guardian’s site, and found this article with videos of monologues from late night talk shows.  This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has gotten hell from people with basic good sense, but it’s one of the most important times. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/feb/27/late-night-hosts-on-trumps-parkland-comments Oh, and here’s a screenshot of a Twitter post from Sarah Chadwick.  She is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Continue reading Late Night TV Challenges Donald “Bone Spur” Trump

My Understanding is Most People in the United Kingdom Don’t Like Guns

This afternoon I found an article on The Guardian’s site which surprised me, although nothing should surprise any of us when the topic is greed. In case you know nothing about James Debney, CEO of American Outdoor Brands (formerly Smith & Wesson), you’ll find this article informative.  There’s no Wikipedia page for this guy, so your other options may be limited.  I didn’t find much when I used a search engine.  Given the recent tragedies with assault rifles (and predictable responses from people who claim to speak for gun owners), it’s difficult to understand how Mr. Debney maintains a low public profile.  … Continue reading My Understanding is Most People in the United Kingdom Don’t Like Guns

Think of the Anxiety, too. Sometimes, the Most Anxious People are the Realists

I’m glad I don’t work at a hotel check-in desk.  I don’t think I’d be right for a while if a guest handed me a credit card with the National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) logo on it. Just a few minutes ago, I began typing about my own experience being near gun violence — and guns stored in unlocked spaces that could have been grabbed easily by the wrong person.  I tapped and held the backspace key after I got too upset to continue describing that trauma. Now, to start over… It should be obvious that the majority of times a … Continue reading Think of the Anxiety, too. Sometimes, the Most Anxious People are the Realists

George Michael: An Appreciation

About a year ago, I decided to write an essay on the late George Michael’s life and work.  I thought I already knew quite a bit, and expected the research and writing to last about two months. It’s a good thing there was no publishing contract with a deadline.  I live in the United States, and didn’t realize how much of GM’s work was released without being promoted here.  To produce a well-informed essay, I needed a year to complete it. I bought CDs I didn’t previously know existed, and looked a lot more closely than expected at music videos … Continue reading George Michael: An Appreciation