Sympathy, Maybe Not

The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Oscar Wilde, The Soul of a Man

Verarschung

Alt title: worst-writer lessons in un-understanding Deutsch There it is again, dear worst-reader (see pic above). Although it's happening less than it happened, say, twenty years ago--on account there was a time I was, let's say, more hopeful, wishful, dreamy, etc., it still happens now-n-then. Like a grain amongst a ton-bag of salt. I mean. … Continue reading Verarschung

Summary Demise

Pseudo-Review: Hiding In Plain Sight by Sarah Kendzior. Cliffsnotes, dear worst-reader. Maybe that's the ticket to understanding what happened to my beloved & missed #Americant since the advent of political stupidity and the election of a two-bit actor for president--oh so many years ago. But enough re-hashing of the good'ole days, eh. Haven't we all … Continue reading Summary Demise

The Snake

Trump loves to be caught and not be punished. Throughout the 2016 campaign, he recited the poem “The Snake,” a story of treachery that mocks the victims: “You knew damn well I was a snake before you let me in.” It is not enough for Trump to commit a crime. He needs to let you … Continue reading The Snake

Generation: Malice

I'm about fifty-two percent through the e-book version "Hiding in Plain Sight" by Sarah Kendzior, dear worst-reader. Not bad since I'm busy as bee in these days of worst-writing and corona-virus, i.e. same as it ever was when it comes to worst-writer social distancing, don't you know. Even though a full pseudo-review of the book … Continue reading Generation: Malice

Too Late

When you've failed-upward this long and this far... it's too late to face the/any truth--and thereby hope you can turn things around--as in turn things toward a better outcome. Blah. Blah. Blah. Or... That's what's missing from the recent and brilliant realisation from a billionaire claiming to have the answer(s) for all the fail-upwardness of … Continue reading Too Late

Things Corona

Not sure, dear worst-reader. But it's everywhere. Here just a few examples. By-the-buy. The house is a rich-man's house not far from where I live and where I have to pass every day with Beckett, the killer pug. To indicate what they're doing about the current crisis, they hung up a page from a local … Continue reading Things Corona

“Heroes”

Came across a list (link below) the other worst-day, dear worst-reader. The only question I had after reviewing the list--yet another Bowie best-of list, like all the others, don't you know--was whether or not I had all the songs--especially since I don't use music subscription services. Turns out I have forty of the fifty and … Continue reading “Heroes”

Adults Room?

I get the whole church/religion thing. Seriously. Spent a few nights and days here or there reading THE BOOK. The good book, don't you know. Actually enjoyed parts of it. I especially like what Thomas Jefferson did with it. But I also have to admit that the Book of Revelation has left me somewhat scarred … Continue reading Adults Room?