The Emmys and the Fungus Among Us

I don’t have a television, but DVDs and streaming are adequate.  Besides, there’s no place in my 391 square foot, rectangular-shaped studio where I can keep a TV and watch it comfortably.  If I ever change my mind about that, I’ll rearrange the furniture and then find a space for a television.  The apartment is adaptable. Be that as it may (my favorite arty-farty expression), I saw one online clip from Sunday’s Emmy Awards presentation.  It was the same clip a lot of people saw. A link to Frank Bruni’s New York Times commentary appears at the end of this post.  I … Continue reading The Emmys and the Fungus Among Us

Sean Spicer and the Banana Peel

This post appeared in slightly different form in a social media reply. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s grasping-at-straws behavior (please click the link at the end of this post) is the verbal equivalent of someone slipping on a banana peel while bragging that he controls his destiny. Mr. Spicer’s behavior is pathetic, but unlike the defensive fool who slips on a banana peel he shouldn’t be pitied.  The Press Secretary is abetting a hate campaign. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/spicer-won-acknowledge-timothy-caughman-murder-hate-crime-article-1.3010710 Continue reading Sean Spicer and the Banana Peel