Posts in category "Satire"

To everyone with whom I've had a disagreement. In other words, To everyone

To ask me to write a letter to someone with whom I’ve had a disagreement is like asking me to pick my favorite grain of sand on Oak Street Beach.  The choices are endless. At the ripe old age of sixty-something, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m a cantankerous old coot. That... Read more »

Breaking the rules is a matter of perception

When I see a stop sign, I take it under advisement.  My New York friend, Sharon calls me a rule-breaker and insists that she never even drives over the speed limit. When pressed, she will admit that she drives 7 miles per hour over the speed limit because, “it’s allowable”.  Apparently, it’s all a matter... Read more »

I miss the brother I never had

Is it possible to miss something you never had?  I think it is, although my psychologist would probably tell me that it’s just another form of regret, something I need to get over. But I wonder. From the time I can remember, I daydreamed about a brother sharing my life.  Sometimes it was a twin... Read more »
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Women come and women go, but TV is forever

In the 1979 movie, “Being There”, Chance, the gardener told Eve, the wealthy widow that he likes to watch.  I confess that I, too like to watch. Played by Shirley Maclaine, Eve was inquiring about Chance’s sexual preferences.  Chance, played by Peter Sellers didn’t get the reference and was merely saying that he likes to... Read more »

10 reasons you shouldn't vote for a black man for president

(In no particular order) How can you vote for a guy crazy enough to want to be the 2nd black president? Black presidents seem to create obstructionist legislators. There’s a bad moon rising and a black guy shouldn’t have to take the heat when the feces hit the fan. If a black guy can’t get... Read more »

Malaysia Flight 370 and the broken cycle of breaking news

The disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 is, at this writing a mystery. What Vladimir Putin might or might not do next is also a mystery, but theories and wild speculation abound on both subjects. What’s more of a paradox than a mystery is what these two seemingly unrelated events have in common. The first thing the disappearance of... Read more »
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Women come and women go, but TV is forever

In the 1979 movie, “Being There”, Chance, the gardener told Eve, the wealthy widow that he likes to watch.  I confess that I, too like to watch. Played by Shirley Maclaine, Eve was inquiring about Chance’s prurient interests.  Chance, played by Peter Sellers didn’t get the sexual inference and was merely saying that he likes... Read more »

Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt right about fear?

In his inaugural speech in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously quipped that “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Still recovering from the first World War and struggling to claw its way out of the Great Depression, America was, indeed a nation in fear. Franklin’s “fear” speech is often confused with his... Read more »

Cubs f**kin' suck and I'm gonna kill you

The Cubs do kind of suck, but when I’m out of town and people ask me if I’m a Cubs fan or a Sox fan, I always say that I’m a Cubs fan. It’s kind of true. If you’ve been to Wrigley Field in the past 10 years, you know that it’s a little dilapidated.... Read more »
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Some questions are VERY stupid

At the start of almost every class, seminar, meeting, etc, the person at the front of the room reassuringly tells everyone that there’s no such thing as a stupid question.  Sometimes they say that the the only stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask.   What a load of crap. Whether they’re trying to encourage... Read more »
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