Thoughts

We will all be snapped off

There’s a haunting series of the last known photos of celebrities. You can see Prince getting in an SUV hours before he overdosed on fentanyl in an elevator. You can see Michael Jackson rehearsing for a tour he would never go on. You can see John Lennon signing an autograph for the fan that murdered him. You can see Marilyn Monroe posing …

Don’t laugh at them

In the last few weeks, the state of Oregon gave its citizens an important right: The right to pump their own gas. It’s pretty funny on a number of levels: Funny because that’s a basic right that should have never been taken away in the first place, funny because now many residents in Oregon are …

Sick Culture

What are the marks of a sick culture? It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn’t the whole population.

Happiness

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own …

Midlife Crisis?

People may call what happens at midlife ‘A Crisis,” but it’s not. It’s an unraveling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to …

Get Out Sucked.

Yes I know, I will be branded any number of ‘isms over this thought, but I truly thought that the movie Get Out sucked.  It was a cheap ripoff of the better done Stepford Wives, it felt like a Madea Halloween movie, if you know what I mean. Pretty sure that it will win a …