Death’s Long-Shadow

long shadow

Irony is the long-shadow of death. It is early morning yet. I have just administered my mother’s drugs. Something to slow the system. Something to move the system. A child of Appalachia, Mama spent sixty years sucking on the unlit end of a tobacco stick. Now she draws her breath from a gadget that resembles [Read More...]

The Kid: Ten Reasons not to vote for Obama

  I haven’t had much to say about this upcoming election. The shortlist leaves much to be desired. This election is proof positive of the problems inherent in the two-party system run financially amuck. My only advice to you isn’t about the candidates, both of whom I’m pretty sure would lose in a round of [Read More...]

Colorado Shooting: Guns & Cameras

James Holmes

Here’s the thing I hate most in the aftermath of tragedies like the one in Colorado: There is no evidence of any military history.  He did not serve in the military as far as we know.  He was a 24-year-old white male, with no criminal  history and no history of serving in the military.    [Read More...]


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