Watch this video now. Whoever these people are, they are not protesters. The optics are bad shooting up peaceful gatherings so it’s important for authority to establish at least the illusion of justification. By whatever means necessary. So if the … Continue reading Who Are The “Protesters” in Black?
Our desperation is no accident. Desperation is good for business. Colorado reopened for business yesterday. There were precautions galore, like these posted on the website of one of our favorite local restaurants: You must wear a mask or face covering … Continue reading How Many Dollars Is a Life Worth (and Why Did We Choose This)?
Why do I follow “radical” sources like The Left Fist? This is why. Last night thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis to protest the murder of an unarmed black man by white city police officers. There was … Continue reading Minneapolis Riot: Hey Google, Fix Your Fucking News Algorithm
My friend Mario Nicolais, who writes for the excellent Colorado Sun, this morning recommended an Atlantic article to his Facebook friends: “Jonathan Haidt Is Trying to Heal America’s Divisions.” It’s a worthy read and I hope Mario will take it up … Continue reading I Don’t Want to “Heal America’s Divisions”
Another company has done something to offend a lot of people and, again, I don’t know how this keeps happening. This time it’s VW. The car giant Volkswagen has apologised for a ‘tasteless’ advert that appeared on social media following … Continue reading Racist Ad From VW: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
As any number of Facebook posts and memes have pointed out in recent weeks, we don’t wear masks to protect ourselves, we wear them to protect others. Our homemade cloth masks don’t do a great job of keeping the virus … Continue reading For COVID-19, America is Home
Master Ikkyū sits by the well plinking at his lute. Sōgi waits patiently for a tune to emerge but none does. Finally he clears his throat. “Yes, Sōgi?” “Good morning, Master. I have a request.” The Master continues at the … Continue reading Despair and the Road to the Bamboo Gate
But that’s not how it used to be When the jester sang for the King and Queen Gone at 87. And if, as you watch this video, you catch yourself asking questions of … context … well, that’s probably appropriate. Continue reading RIP Little Richard
Look who’s back. Continue reading New Dramarama? Whoa.
I’ve been a big fan of Kate Hinote and Tony Hamera’s work in The Blueflowers for several years. And I’m positively loving their new project, Sound of Eleven. Darker, more ambient in tone… From Discogs: Formed in late 2015, Sound of … Continue reading Listen to the New Sound of Eleven
I was nine when Kent State happened. I was a very current events-minded kid and read about it in the paper and saw the news. But I didn’t really understand it all. So I absorbed the narrative around me: buncha … Continue reading Kent State and 75 Minutes That Changed My Life
My buddy Jim Booth put together a quarantine reading list for our little S&R community this week and it got me thinking. So let’s pose a challenge. What is the greatest work of literature you’ve ever read? The Rules It … Continue reading #ArtSunday: What’s the Greatest Book You Ever Read?
How many times a day do we hear “reopen the economy”? And who’s saying it? The speaker is usually either a “business-friendly” politician or one of the billionaires they all report to. The message is, in and of itself, the … Continue reading Dear America: It’s Time to Decide
Happy Beltane, everyone. Continue reading Fires of Beltane