12/23/18 It’s Christmas Time

Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s been hard times around here. I haven’t written much because I have not had time to write. In the past month, we’ve buried two members of my family, and my brother diagnosed with an as yet undetermined blood cancer. That’s two of us now. In addition to all the many…

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…

12/26/16 Nothing Profound

That’s what I wanted: to write something profound. Profundity as a goal is elusive, though it can overtake us unawares from time to time, which is probably the best sort of profundity: the unplanned. We all have it from time to time, and we mostly lack it when we are setting out to be profound.…

12/26/13 Christmas Is Over

The joyful spirit of Christmas is over today. I can get back to my normal, petulant, shallow self. Maybe not. I hope not. I best not. Everything we write can’t be profound. Everything can’t be thrilling. Everything can’t be brimming with inspiration. That’s too bad. It would be much easier if it were, much easier…