12/27/17 Transparency in the New Year

We have heard the word transparency a lot for the last near decade. We mostly hear it from government upper-echelon apparatchiks. They spend a lot of air time trying to assure us of their transparency and desire for more. Their transparency, they tell us, is a sign of their dedication to the good of the…

12/13/17 No Moore, No Less

Probably the best gift that the voters of the State of Alabama could have given the GOP was the election of Doug Jones (D) to fill the Senate vacancy left by Jeff Sessions, who resigned to become US Attorney General. Roy Moore would have been an albatross, an injured one, a broken-winged one, or perhaps…

11/24/17 Expectations

I started yesterday’s Thanksgiving Day with expectations. I woke up with them. I had expectations for a good night’s sleep on Thanksgiving eve. Not realizing that particular expectation, I got to watching documentaries on YouTube. I have had, as of late, a keen interest in India’s poor and the Hindu caste system which contributes so…

10/22/17 Aunt Florence

Eustace had an Aunt Florence. She was his Uncle Ray’s wife. Aunt Flo, as we young ones called her, yearned to be of a class to which she was not born but famously imagined herself, as if she was Fran, the balefully corrective wife of Sam, the main character in Sinclair Lewis’s novel Dodsworth. No…

10/22/17 Weary and Wary

It is 3:30AM, Sunday, October 22, 2017. Here I sit at this computer struggling for words. Well, actually, struggling for words is not correct. I’ve got words. It is the struggle to arrange them into something useful or entertaining that is the problem. I’m not seeing much to write about that is entertaining. I’m just…

10/5/17 Troubles….Everywhere…Well, Nearly Everywhere

My trip to Houston for a checkup was enlightening. I saw much that the otherwise unobserving eye might have missed. I don’t miss much, though; after all, my name is Sharp. I had been to see Hemosapien on 9/27/17. I had not seen him in a while since I have been on this clinical trial…