Category: Life and Death

Senator McConnell channels Mr. Potter

    “You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long... Read more »

Easter in the wake of Trump: A Triolet

  The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret. Its beauty overcomes the gloom. The magnolia’s about to bloom. Spring has risen from Winter’s tomb. Its splendor let us not forget. The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret.

Paul Ryan's defense of the AHCA: Echoes of Ayn Rand

  “Paul Ryan’s edict: CBO estimate showing millions losing insurance just a ‘beauty contest’” [  headline]     CBO, CBO, we doubt you. We have our own figures to sell. We’re going to go on without you; And f…. all the people not well.

Granddad, I hardly knew ye

    “The longest-living fish in a zoological setting, a lungfish known as Granddad acquired by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago in 1933, has been euthanised after suffering failing health well in his mid-90s.”  []   The marlin, the tuna, the trout, or sea bass; May be  popular choices among fish. Or one might prefer... Read more »

Trump's Department heads foreshadow his policies

  In his cabinet Trump has these crony recruits: Generals, billionaires, Goldman Sachs suits. It appears on our soil He’ll be drilling for oil And on other grounds putting our boots.

Trump's rhetoric puts mankind itself in jeopardy

  “It remains unclear how Trump will behave after his inauguration, but his tweets and actions during the transition leave plenty of room for misunderstandings both domestically and diplomatically.” []   At the times now when peace and good will are unfurled, We know wisdom must guide every word  stitched and purled. Let it be... Read more »

The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

Thoughts on the popularity of the Living Dead

  The zombies are spreading  from LA to Boston They even are haunting the world of Jane Austen. Despite so unpleasant They are omnipresent And more stories than not they are tossed in.      

Overcoming the tragedy in Dallas

  “We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters. If not, we will perish.”  [Congressman John Lewis]   In Dallas five innocent officers died Protecting the right of assembly outside. Let us not solely call out Whose fault in the fallout. But heal the wounds joining hands unified.

On growing old with America

  The years pass by with stunning speed; Just now I did accrue one. One day I was a certain age. The next I am a new one.