Donald Trump: solecism-in-chief in the national discourse

  The sixth of commandments he’s broken, no doubt. A serial liar, a bigoted lout. We should deal with this predator Like a newspaper editor Whose job is to blue-pencil expletives out.

A yoga matter?

  Of yoga I never have taken much note; And whenever I did, had no time to devote. But last morn on TV What I saw fit with me; Even more than  compatible with an old goat.

Compromise was the midwife of America

To compromise both sides must give And  find a common ground. That’s how democracies  live And justice will abound.    

Republican finger pointing is par for the course

  Although both parties level the blame At the other for causing this shutdown. It’s the GOP’s fault and the shame For the ape who likes putting a putt down.

His physical indicates Trump can serve his time

  It is clear Trump’s an overweight male; Yet a doctor’s determined he’s hale. He does not exercise And he eats supersize But he’s fit to be free or in jail.            

The Dreamers should get what they deserve: a pathway to citizenship

    “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” [Emma Lazarus]   Let’s welcome the dreamers who come from all places No matter their rank or the... Read more »

On David Crystal's "Story of Be" with a shout out to Margaret Serious

  Author’s note: The following verse is in honor of the 300th post of ChicagoNow’s own Margaret Serious.   In my heart I am fond of “to be”. In the present it validates me. Its infinitive state Is the Good Lord’s mandate For all humans throughout history.

On corporal punishment

  “’Spanking makes children’s behavior worse,’ lead author Elizabeth T. Gershoff told me when the study came out. ‘It has the opposite effect than what parents want: It doesn’t make children better-behaved, and it doesn’t teach children right from wrong. It’s not related to immediate compliance, and it doesn’t make children behave better in the... Read more »

The button debacle in Hawaii should give America pause in the Age of Trump

  “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. ’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button... Read more »

Trump scratches London trip: Obama takes the rap

  “LONDON — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, blaming the Obama administration for selling the old building in the city for ‘peanuts.'”  []   So Trump won’t be going to London; Obama he’s blaming (again) For the embassy Bush had us fundin’, Which of course... Read more »