This morning I quit Twitter. TS
There are two Pat Benatar songs stuck in my head right now, both from the same album, "Tropico," which is my favorite Pat Benatar album. I had a copy of "Tropico" way back in the day, bought from the local music store. It was scratched, right out of the sleeve. Couldn't return it. So I… Continue reading Elizabeth Wurtzel, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?
I live in California. I was born in California during a time when being a first-generation Californian was still something of a thing, even if it was one that was on its way out. I spent the first years of my life in Southern California, and my beginning grade school years in Texas and Oregon.… Continue reading The Attempted Elimination of the Middle Class
Keep these sacred cows, for meat, for milk, for skins, for leather jackets on a Saturday night, for cowboy boots, for moccasins, for baby shoes, and bucket seats. Keep these sacred cows, these holy hamburgers to be, for mating with bulls, so we can have, the life-sustaining cows, perpetually. Not to mention the great shrine… Continue reading Keep These Sacred Cows
At the Gates of Tombs by Carl Sandburg Civilizations are set up and knocked down the same as pins in a bowling alley. Civilizations get into the garbage wagons and are hauled away the same as potato peelings or any pot scrapings. Civilizations, all the work of the artists, inventors, dreamers of work and… Continue reading At the Gates of Tombs, by Carl Sandburg
Civility becomes fragile when a society forgets the consequences of the alternative. Civility, is an agreement. Edit: It could even be said that civility is an agreement with one's self.
https://youtu.be/qnGgsJ26dao Network. If you've never seen this movie, I'll tell you that the May-December romance between characters played by William Holden and Faye Dunaway, is slightly less believable in this day and age, but that it is an otherwise incredibly brilliant bit of intended satire that has turned out to be stunningly prophetic if… Continue reading The Monday Night Movie of the Week