Category Archives: Essay

My Letter to the Editor

My sister would have been 63 this week if she hadn’t died of goddamn breast cancer almost 10 years ago. She was my biggest cheerleader, as poor of a judge of the opposite sex as I have ever been, even … Continue reading

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Better Choices For President Than Trump

I have to tell you, folks, I’ve never been more disgusted with the American public, with Republicans especially, and with that Thing calling itself Trump. There’s a complete lack of humanity, an utter absence of talent, a total void of … Continue reading

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In Which Messrs. Moon and Entwistle Didn’t Necessarily Save My Life, But They Sure Perked Me the Fuck Up (Or “The Summer of Who”)

I tend to keep score. My life isn’t as fancy as others’, my home is humbler, my vacations are simpler, my bed sure as hell is emptier, my “career” less fulfilling, my dreams less realized. Since i have little or … Continue reading

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How Shyness “Ruined” My Life

(A couple disclaimers:  Had some new followers after I posted some whiskey-fueled poetry recently.  Thanks for the likes and such, but, hey, I’m not always funny.  And, second, “Ruined” is in quotes, because not every single bit of my life … Continue reading

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Test 12–Bruce Springsteen Which Led to Nils Lofgren and Grin

I knew it, I knew I wouldn’t be able to play the original Grin song “Like Rain” from Nils Lofgren’s Grin days, so I’ll have to see if I can come up with a live version.  If you don’t know the guy … Continue reading

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“White Privilege” Is a Silly Term That Has Nothing to Do With Racism

Hi folks.  As Lyndon Johnson once said “I come to you tonight with a heavy heart.”  I come to you tonight to blast apart an absolutely ridiculously stupid term: “white privilege.”  Grant you, I’m anything but a logician, so you could … Continue reading

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Trigger Warnings Are Silly and Must Be Stopped Immediately

(Trigger warning:  In this post I am going to be discussing things which trigger bitter and despondent feelings in me, and which may also in you, namely, media images and videos of successful and unsuccessful monogamous relationships.)

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