A Life Time It'll Take

Where is the most damage from thirty-plus-years of American't political conservatism? Is it the economy? Is it the federal budget? Is it the middle class? Surprise! Yes to all the above. But here's the thing. All the above could, if the political will (and knowledge) were there, be fixed. Seriously. With the wave of a …

Ethics vs Smarts

The Facebook game has no end. Or does it? Who remembers AOL? Who remembers its demise? If you learn from the demise then you can re-start anew (no matter how many redundancies you make). My worst-guess is the Zuck figured out AOL's demise better than anybody else. Hence Facebook. But to read that Zuck is …

On Facts

The insistence on the primacy of personal opinion regardless of fact destabilizes and destroys the primacy of all fact. -Chris Hedges, American Fascist

My Dotcom Book

As bad as things were at the end of the 20th century, the beginning of the 21st century is obviously worse. But there was some good in the 1990s that's easy to forget. Anyone remember the Dotcom boom? I'm still waiting for the definitive book to be written about why the new-economy was so easily gobbled up by …

Book vs Mirror

American Fascist by Chris Hedges After reading numerous Christopher Hitchens books, delving in various online resources featuring his firebrand contrarian POV, I realized something profound when he died. 1) The man scared the beejeezus out of me. 2) Not only is he the smartest and most well-read person I've ever experienced, but I quickly realized that there'll be …

Afeared Yet

If you thought the war mongering and greed freakshow that is the beginning of the 21st century was scary wait till the reality sets in of who/what your parents really are. Indeed. There is nothing more scary than the infamous Boomer generation. No other generation in human history has taken so much and given so …

Span Lifetime

The span of a lifetime is as short as a goose tale that fell while she was trying to go south when everyone else was going north. She thought.

Useless Eaters All But One

Nothing in my useless eating worst-life will amount to an ounce of what Aaron Schwartz did. And that's a good thing. That said. The real sad thing about his demise is that bureaucrats and corporatists will never see how their compulsive behaviorism is at the root of what's wrong with everything. From the lawyers and …

Plain Wonder

Why wasn't I shocked to see a twelve year old boy plowing a field yesterday? Maybe I was shocked. Or maybe what I was shocked by was how normal it felt to see something like that. We drove through the farmland of The Plains People yesterday. A boy was guiding four majestic horses towing a …

Creamed

If the Corporation is milk then there is proof that butterfat doesn't always rise to the top to give us... (guess how this ends)

Digging Wrong Holes

Buy books at a bookstore? Wait. Let me check my calender. Na. I'm good. The thing is, I've gone full digital as of 2014. Took me a lot of years to get here. Of course, the good or bad thing is, I can even remember the last time I went into a bookstore and bought a …