Love Bites

Couple Lying in Bed

We pay the price for the sins of our fathers. In no realm is this more obvious than the post-divorce status of the modern American male. Vilified, sometimes rightfully so, most often not. A series of hoops to jump for that Y chromosome have been implemented because the vile minority have shown how low we can go.… [Read more]

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

soundtrack

Watching the landscape, or cityscape, pass by in the windows as music is playing too loudly in the background, and I sometimes feel like I’ve warped into a music-video world. It helps if the music is fast enough to keep time with the view, is catchy, but more obscure than pop (this isn’t about a sing-a-long), and bonus points for esoteric lyrics that require some level of reflection.… [Read more]

Afflicted

Fork With Measuring Tape - Obesity - by Grant Cochrane

Only those who have been there understand. The agonies of adolescent obesity. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury? Look at this tangle of thorns.

I feel like this must be prefaced with the following disclaimer: so deeply rooted is the hurt, so deeply buried is the truth. The path to normalcy begins with a blind acceptance and a willingness to do whatever makes “normal” possible.… [Read more]

spOIL.

gas

Gas. This is one of the central items for our national security and stability. And still the powers that be defend the status quo. And fight to the death to slather the butter of their menace on the bread of truth.

ExxonMobile’s CEO Rex Tillerson, defending his $10.3 billion profit last quarter, “As I look at just the supply and demand fundamentals, I would not expect prices to reach $5.” The man wouldn’t be happier.… [Read more]

Vagina. There…I Said It.

Limbaugh & Vagina

How have we fallen so far? We seem to be making strides and then we have to deal with the support of this idiot.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh issued an apology to Sandra Fluke on his website, saying “in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize.”

Where is that funny?… [Read more]

This Being an Election Year…

Peace-and-rage Rant

This is an election year, an Olympic year, a leap year. Today is our extra day. Now watch how it gets squandered. Watch our candidates jostle for position as lead panderer. I can only hope that it remains this way until November. It’s far more effective to let the Republicans figuratively kill themselves during the primaries than it is to shoot them in the barrel — the ballot box.… [Read more]

The United States of No Way Is This Real

Gustave Dore Paradise Lost Satan Profile

“Satan has his sights on the United States of America. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America.” That is an actual quote from Rick Santorum, Republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America, and it should frighten you.… [Read more]

Kama‘āina

Hawaiian Beach

I’m not sure what mechanism of time it is that has provoked in me a profound change. I am from Hawai‘i. As with most places that were colonized, there exists a complex mixture of assimilation, independence, hostility, and acceptance. People still take offense when outsiders refer to non-Hawaiian residents of the islands as Hawaiians. Hawaiian is an ethnicity; the nomenclature for a non-ethnic resident of Hawai‘i is, “local.” The Hawaiian word is kama‘āina (native born).… [Read more]