The Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Documentary on the Vietnam War: The Untold Story  

I almost never watch anything that runs more than an hour except for a movie or a football game. If I can’t see it in one viewing, then I’m likely to not be wherever I need to be when the next part of whatever it was becomes available for watching. But I made an exception… Continue reading The Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Documentary on the Vietnam War: The Untold Story  

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Just Thinking, October 10th 2017 

About baseball, a sport I played a lot in high school and a smidge in college and as a young man I really looked forward to watching the New York Mets, now come on Boston! I grew up on Staten Island and it’s a hell of a lot better than the Yankees. In their 1962… Continue reading Just Thinking, October 10th 2017 

Heroes

It will be easy for some people, likely many people to think I’m re-posting this in a see I told you so manner and on some level, that may be true.When I first published it I got a lot of grief about it from people saying I was defending a thug, a gang member, and… Continue reading Heroes

Certain People

So many fronts on the battlegrounds of dumb and dumber, which one this hour,  as the carousel horses spin backward, and the orange-colored clown breaks every rule known to his government and everyone dangles on some uncertain trapeze suspended high above the Big Top, called DC. The clown is now the Ring Master. And without… Continue reading Certain People

Thoughts

I’ve spent two months mostly alone, sometimes hovering between fight-and-flight and self-evaluation, and this blog will barely scrape the surface. I’m not sure where my blogs will go from here or if I will do them every week, but for starters, I want to thank everyone for the good wishes and help before my surgery… Continue reading Thoughts

All the News That Wasn’t

Breaking News: King Rump believes that terrorists have commandeered the carousel at the Coney Island amusement park and are making the ponies run in circles. Furthermore, he says a Giant Ape is assaulting his Rump in New York, the Towers, that is.  And in Sweden, Sweden of all places, Sweden!  people are so poor they… Continue reading All the News That Wasn’t

Memories

I’ve had a theory for a long time that as years pass and we look back on our personal history and at the people and events that have come and gone in our lives, we develop something I call compressed remembrance. It’s a feeling that something that occurred many years before happened only yesterday. Time… Continue reading Memories

No Drinking and No Politics, Almost

A few years ago, I quit drinking on Cinco de Mayo. Yes, really, I did. Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. It has roots in the French occupation of Mexico,… Continue reading No Drinking and No Politics, Almost

King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

  The trivia question for this week is, What famous musician wrote a song about pop artist Andy Warhol? King Lard announced on Thursday, January 19, that he will pick the media people allowed in the press room at the White House and confirmed where the press room would be. His High Ass said, “The… Continue reading King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

The trivia question for this week is, What famous musician wrote a song about pop artist Andy Warhol? King Lard announced on Thursday, January 19, that he will pick the media people allowed in the press room at the White House and confirmed where the press room would be. His High Ass said, “The press… Continue reading King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

Hurt and Hope

The trivia question for this week is, What famous country/folk/rocker wrote a song about revolution considered one of the top protest songs of the 2000s? Hi, it’s me, the bleeding heart, the angry young man growing old but no less angry, watching dreams disappear along with friends and lovers. It’s me, remembering places and people… Continue reading Hurt and Hope