Socialism vs Egotism

A Socialist and an Egotist walk into a bar decide to run for President of the United States of America. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn't it? I wish it was, but this is one of those times when truth is stranger than fiction. Just when I thought it couldn't get any... Continue Reading →

No Longer Beautiful

The U.S.A. was once a country that stood for good morals and values. Not any longer. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! I could... Continue Reading →

When It Rains

No, this isn't a post about Springtime. 🙂 It is in reference, rather, to an old adage. Do you know it? WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS And then there's that 1972 soft-rock song by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood... Seems it never rains in southern California Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before... Continue Reading →

Illuminating Illness

Sometimes we have no realization how dark it is until a light breaks in and dispels the darkness. As a child, I knew something wasn't right with my mother. I used to think she was mean and cruel for no reason. Now that I am suffering from the same disorder that mother suffered from, my... Continue Reading →

Heading Into 2016

I've never understood why people like to "Ring in the New Year" via some sort of rowdy act of celebration. When I was young and wild, I used to see New Year's Eve as a reason to 'party hardy'. I celebrated because other people were celebrating. I partied because I liked to party.  Other than... Continue Reading →

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