Soundtrack in my head: Beat Happening, "Indian Summer" I don't know what it is about this fall's "Indian Summer" but there's something about it that seems, well...strange. Brief spells of summer-like weather in October or even November aren't unusual. Perhaps it's because this year's Indian Summer is so cloudy as to be gloomy. Might it … Continue reading funny, i don’t remember “Indian Summer” being this creepy
Soundtrack in my head: Green Day, "American Idiot" geralt / Pixabay We're down to less than sixty days before the finish of the chest-beating, truth-twisting, anything-but-informative ritual know as the American presidential election and the respective political conventions. As a both a Bahá'í and the holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, I'm a … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (spitting out the political conventions kool-aid version)
Soundtrack in my head: The Doors, "Peace Frog" What is there to be said about the attacks of September 11, 2001 that hasn't yet been said? Well, to start with, pretty much everything. Everything we know about politics is wrong. Or at least everything our politicians and mass media tell us. Five years after the … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (shooting oneself in the foot with military drones version)
Soundtrack in my head: Melanie, "Lay Down" JonKline / Pixabay I came up with the phrase "A Hundred Hands Will Catch You" based on a line from a poem I wrote years ago. I knew that the title would catch people's attention and make people think, but it has always occurred to me that it … Continue reading working with those hundred hands that could potentially catch you in the future
Soundtrack in my head: Saint Etienne, "Mario's Cafe" It's almost become cliché to say that the little town of Madison combines the best of a big city and small town. I'm not sure I have a real perspective of that, given that the smallest metropolitan area that I ever lived in still had over 200,000 … Continue reading o little town of madison, first in a series…
Soundtrack: The Clash, "I Fought the Law" With Wisconsin's historic recall election concluding less than 36 hours ago, what else would I write about? People are going to spin Gov. Walker's 53% to 46% recall election victory over Tom Barrett in any number of ways. I remember when President Reagan swept 49 states in the … Continue reading two days after the historic recall election, what did you expect me to talk about–the weather?
Soundtrack in my head: Don Henley, "Dirty Laundry" Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay The things that pass for the news and credible journalism these days are, well, incredible. Trusted news source CNN thought they could get a leg up on the competition by identifying the person reportedly at the center of the Secret Service scandal. Upon publicly … Continue reading smelling blood, the news hound sticks his nose in a pile of manure
Soundtrack in my head: The Standells, "Dirty Water" I have a new hobby. Or should I say, a new hobby has me. Kombucha is the hobby. I have entered into a mutual cooperative working relationship with what biologists classify as a "zoogleal mat." (When I entered that term into Wikipedia, it redirected me to a … Continue reading the giant kombucha mother that gobbled up the east side of madison
Our primary election is next Tuesday, April 3, and we will also be voting on some judges and school board members. I happened to be walking by the Sheraton here in Madison when I came across this... While the 2008 primary election here in Wisconsin garnered not only national but international attention per my blog … Continue reading they’re heeeere…but not many are paying attention to the primary election
Yesterday, I crossed a line I never thought I would cross. I bought a bottle of hand sanitizer.