Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…

I've been trying to play catchup with the news (was trying to look more into pandemic related stuff for obvious reasons) and have started delving into the state of the world. Afghanistan, of course, is the big one. So many little things were popping up I wasn't sure what to think or what was going … Continue reading Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…

Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter #3), by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 0440224675 (image from goodreads.com) I'll admit I saw the movie probably half a dozen times before I read the book, and perhaps that's going to color this review a bit. I finished the book about 1am yesterday, but had to kind of let it simmer a bit because I'm not sure how I … Continue reading Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter #3), by Thomas Harris

I actually remembered Mother’s Day this year, & we’re not on speaking terms. Weird.

You probably already figured this was gonna be a downer post, and your intuition would be right. Read at your own discretion, because there's a lot of introspection--or attempted introspection--going on. I haven't heard from or said a word to my mother since July. One rabid, ranting phone call that began okay and then had … Continue reading I actually remembered Mother’s Day this year, & we’re not on speaking terms. Weird.

If you have family that donated to Trump online in the past few months, tell ’em to double check their accounts…

There's low, and then there's a limbo bar so close to the ground an ant can't get under it. This is THAT low. Now, I can't stand the Dump. Not a surprise. And I'm sure there's a ton of folks that are scoffing and going "whelp, you get conned by a con-man and you were … Continue reading If you have family that donated to Trump online in the past few months, tell ’em to double check their accounts…

The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

You know those days where an hour or two into them, you firmly believe you should kick off your shoes, go to bed, pull the covers over your head, and start over tomorrow? Yeah, it was one of those. Too many things going wrong or weird, and I was running around so much I couldn't … Continue reading The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

Narcissism is a weapon, & storming the Capitol building in D.C. was a result…

I hadn't paid much attention to the news the past few weeks--just too tired and focused on health issues. So imagine my surprise when I get back to it two days ago, and all the stations had breaking news about the attempted takeover and trashing of the U.S. Capitol building! Of course, the event's been … Continue reading Narcissism is a weapon, & storming the Capitol building in D.C. was a result…

A mile & a half: A recap of Q’s #126 – 150

Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you’re wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering this odd virus situation we’re all dealing with in some way, maybe this’ll be a silly little distraction. So, to make this easy, … Continue reading A mile & a half: A recap of Q’s #126 – 150

A Warning, by Anonymous (a Senior Trump Administration Official)

My Copy: 9781538718469 (image from bn.com) It took me a while longer than I thought to read this book, especially how thin it is compared to others I've picked up lately, but when I finally had a chance to sit and really read and absorb it, it went quick. A Warning doesn't really give you … Continue reading A Warning, by Anonymous (a Senior Trump Administration Official)

The Great Lady has gone today. And tomorrow, the really sick & twisted games begin…

photo from commons.wikimedia.org I saw a brief blip when I was scrolling through YouTube earlier (which I mostly had on for noise) and it said that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was gone. I didn't react at first, just read the clip title and moved on. I suppose I wasn't ready to think on that. I just … Continue reading The Great Lady has gone today. And tomorrow, the really sick & twisted games begin…

A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)

I was wondering when I'd find more than a sound-byte or photo regarding police and what they think about all this that's going on: the riots, Mr. Floyd's death, the "bad apples." Well, there's a voice out there I like to read, and though sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about what she's saying … Continue reading A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)