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The Lasting Power of Hollywood

The Lasting Power of Hollywood
January 19, 2015
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Let’s get one thing perfectly clear.  It doesn’t matter what one’s nationality or patriotic leanings are, the most stirring moment …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?
January 17, 2015
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There was quite a bit of discussion when it was announced that Duke University was going to allow a Muslim …Read the Rest

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The Color of Bigotry

The Color of Bigotry
January 16, 2015
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Tim Donovan has a column in AlterNet:  Yes, All White People Are Racists — Now Let’s Do Something About It.  …Read the Rest

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One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?

One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?
January 15, 2015
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One of the classic scenes from Star Wars – the first one, was when C3PO was playing some form of …Read the Rest

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Die You Nazi Cow!

Die You Nazi Cow!
January 14, 2015
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Sorry, but I couldn’t help the title.  It was just to much fun.  I guess regular readers have noticed that …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All
January 10, 2015
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Opera and baseball go together.  Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation.  Then again, that’s what both of …Read the Rest

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Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2015
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades

The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades
January 8, 2015
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One of the more humorous moments in the science fiction film, Men in Black, is when Tommy Lee Jones’ character …Read the Rest

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I’m Tired of Being Outraged

I’m Tired of Being Outraged
January 7, 2015
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Is it possible 2014 will go down as the Year of Outrage?  So far, 2015 doesn’t seem to be much …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015
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Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015
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There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

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Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015
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I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

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Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie
December 30, 2014
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Okay, I admit, I’m a Bigfoot junkie.  I don’t mind admitting I’m glued to that absurd Animal Planet show.  I …Read the Rest

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Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely
December 27, 2014
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This is the first time I’ve ever had to face Christmas alone.  I thought it would be bad, and it …Read the Rest

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The One Constant

The One Constant
December 26, 2014
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After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever …Read the Rest

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PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico

PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico
December 23, 2014
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During the Martinez Administration, PNM has managed to raise rates 41% on we the little people.  No, it isn’t because …Read the Rest

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Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014
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During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest

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Not Putting Up With the Men in My World – Ever Again

Not Putting Up With the Men in My World – Ever Again
December 21, 2014
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One of the reasons I have such sympathy for the entire Quiverfull survivors network, and the survivors of religious patriarchy …Read the Rest

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The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!

The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!
December 20, 2014
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“…Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball..” Jacques Barzun In what is rather …Read the Rest

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Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America
December 19, 2014
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What is going on with Sony Pictures and North Korea is nothing new, for Hollywood, according to film historian Ben …Read the Rest

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Monsters and Saints

Monsters and Saints
December 18, 2014
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Pope Francis might be the most important person in the world, and the most powerful, and rightly that he should …Read the Rest

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Has North Korea Won?

Has North Korea Won?
December 17, 2014
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North Korea is one of the most repressive regimes on the planet.  There is no such thing as freedom, perhaps …Read the Rest

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Terror, Domestic Violence & Fake Faith

Terror, Domestic Violence & Fake Faith
December 16, 2014
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As I write this, on the news, everyone is discussing the tragic hostage situation in Australia.  About the time of …Read the Rest

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Warren Makes Her Move?

Warren Makes Her Move?
December 15, 2014
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During the election cycle of 2008, the Mitten’s Minions, the dogged men and women who had sold their souls not …Read the Rest

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Lethal New Mexico Weapon?

Lethal New Mexico Weapon?
December 11, 2014
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“…With his death, Alan Gomez joined the list of at least 27 people killed by Albuquerque police officers since 2010, …Read the Rest

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Stunning…..

Stunning…..
December 10, 2014
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“Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into …Read the Rest

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Is the ‘War on Women’ a Koch Production

Is the ‘War on Women’ a Koch Production
December 9, 2014
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The other day a headline from Pandodaily caught my attention:  The Moment I learned Just How Far Uber Will Go …Read the Rest

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Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders

Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders
December 8, 2014
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My 84 year old mother has developed an eating disorder.  It came on, rather suddenly, during what amounted to about …Read the Rest

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Indicting Cops?

Indicting Cops?
December 7, 2014
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What amazes me the most about the death of Eric Garner, and the way the right has stated, repeatedly that …Read the Rest

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