Welcome…

… but be forewarned. You’ve stumbled onto my patch of cyber “real” estate. If odd drawings of semi-naked, not-so-polite people will offend you, limit your views to the “Published Work” pages. Don’t go to… Continue reading

FUN AND GAINS

The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them. ―Theodor Adorno, 1903-1969, German social philosopher “Life is [not] a cabaret, old chum” It’s more a… Continue reading

LIES LIKE TRUTH

MACBETH: I pull in resolution and begin To doubt th’ equivocation of the fiend That lies like truth.         –Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 I am old enough to remember when the news… Continue reading

DECONSTRUCTING MOONSHINE

The powers-that-be find community in any form troublesome. Any time the hoi poloi (the many) assembles, it means less profit for the hoi oligoi, (the few) be that assembly to nix a pipeline… Continue reading

WHEN I GET OLDER

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” Those are good questions these days. The answers would seem to be no’s, not mattering if you were asking a… Continue reading

WHAT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS

There is new kind of dehumanizing in town. It’s not the oppression as old a civilization itself where the many of are treated by the few as beasts of burden no different from… Continue reading

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR CON

In space no one can hear you tweet. Actually, they can. We do. Remember last Fall when our dear leader called theirs “Little Rocket Man” and more recently tweeting that his [atomic Armageddon]… Continue reading

TOYS WERE US

Hey, all you entrepreneurs out there, here’s a concept to exploit an untapped market; 50 grand plus one percent and it’s yours! When they wanted to play adult, Baby Boomer children (Those of… Continue reading

PERSONA NON GRATA

A personality can be a defense mechanism. From sublimation and rationalization to regression and projection, even acting out and disassociation sometimes. In the real world, you can’t simply be 100% yourself and expect… Continue reading

FIRST, DO NO HARM

It’s obvious how journalist are not like doctors. Journalists are not paid very much, doctors, among people who actually work, are very well compensated. Anyone can call themselves a journalist but doctors, by… Continue reading

SUBSISTENCE COOKERY

We are social creatures—so they say—especially so when we eat. There we demonstrate our willingness and ability to maintain friendship and community. And for most of our species’ existence friendships and communities were… Continue reading