11/8/14 I Will Not Write About Politics

I keep telling myself that. I tell myself over and over. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics…. I chastise myself, delete two hours worth of political bullshit I struggled to write…

8/16/14 The Durable Hand-Basket

The troubles in the Middle East seem to be having an exponential multiplication. This is not a new development, since this birthplace of nations and empires built upon the ruins of empires has caused itself troubles for millennia. A review of the the history of the Middle East is to study a stream of empires…Akkadian,…