The Faithful

As humans, faith is a necessary component of what keeps us going. Faith and hope serve as twin engines that push us through the most difficult times. Hope that things will get better and faith that they can be better. Whether it is faith in the goodness of humanity, in a higher power, in oneself,… Continue reading The Faithful

The Flags We Fly

There’s a strange scent of fire to the air these days.  The scent of casual people sitting by the bonfire, beer in hand, and talking about burning it all down.  This isn’t anything new.  The punk kids did it, the radicals do it, the rebels do it, and anyone that’s ever been burned by a… Continue reading The Flags We Fly

Day Job

There’s a strange disconnect between art and entertainment and the people that consume it. A disconnect that somehow doesn’t see the people involved in the creation of said entertainment and art.  Both things are necessary, are part of not just our cultural makeup but part of what gets us through the day to day struggles,… Continue reading Day Job

Pieces of Meat

We’re weird, as a culture.  Strange, I might offer as a better term.  Many of us pretend to be prudish, to clutch the pearls when we hear something ‘blue’, but the truth is that most of us like naughtiness.  We like the dirty stuff.  Why did porn really sink its roots into American culture when… Continue reading Pieces of Meat

The Danger Was Always Us

Humans are very good at finding ways around things.  I am sure that this is some ancient holdover to our days of surviving in the wilds of the world and needing to figure out ways we could make it through to another day. Our species are survivors and we adapt in order to survive. We… Continue reading The Danger Was Always Us

Gun Runner

It takes only a cursory look at the news of the past few years to see a horrible trend and that is one of (mostly)White homeowners taking the Stand Your Ground and Castle Defense to the limits of the law and opening fire at every imagined threat. While I am sure there are always instances… Continue reading Gun Runner

The Right Person

It’s a bit of a fact that the older we get the more our bodies start to show the effects of the wear and tear. We start to see, and more importantly feel what our lives have wrought on our bodies. Those late nights in our teens, the partying in our twenties, the out late… Continue reading The Right Person

The Customer Is Always Wrong

What the heck happened? There was a time that, though lacking, customer service was still a thing.  Those days though seem long gone now as we have entered the post-Covid world of Meh.  If you ask the corporations they tell you it’s the workforce.  If you ask the workers they’ll tell you it’s the customers. … Continue reading The Customer Is Always Wrong

Performance Art

There’s something obscenely performative about Republican outrage.  Something a bit theatrical, like a child’s tantrum, in how their ire is raised whenever something offends them.  The anti-cancel culture movement canceling everything that dares to disrupt their vision of the world.  Their narrow, sad, gated off vision.  I dunno of anything more childish than grown men… Continue reading Performance Art

Singing The Stories Of Our Lives

I have had my mind on the end lately.  The end of us and who we are.  The end of our personal stories in the book with no conclusion.  My thoughts are on the ending of our story and how few people will ever hear it.  Few will hear our triumphs and our failures.  Few… Continue reading Singing The Stories Of Our Lives

Taking Our Art Away

Look, I get tired of political posts too but darn it, we’re in highly political times so, it is what it is.  I’d much rather write about nerdy movie junk but there’s not that much on my mind of late, other than my feeling that ‘90’s action schmaltz has aged poorly.  Anyway.  There’s a scary… Continue reading Taking Our Art Away

The It’s Not Fair Party

It’s strange to see so many adults acting like children but here we are.  Welcome to 2023.  It seems silly to read about fellow Americans wanting to expand the footprint of their state because others in their party that live in the neighboring state feel disenfranchised.  It seems ridiculous to read about a governor so… Continue reading The It’s Not Fair Party

Who Have You Become

It occurred to me today that I am not sure how the teenage me would react to the middle aged me.  I wondered how the kids I was friends with would see me.  I wondered how the friends I had even in my twenties that I may not have now would see me.  Who have… Continue reading Who Have You Become