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…
Rage, by Bob Woodward
My Copy: 9781982131739 (image from bn.com) Well, if you read Fear, then you can assume this is the continuation (and book-end) to what was brought up in that book. And you'd have a good reason to believe that, wrapping up just a few months before the 2020 Election. Rage is a very apropos title, namely … Continue reading Rage, by Bob Woodward
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
When emotions have become too damned much in a short time: an empath searches for sanity.
I admit, I don't really go for the Woo anymore. I used to get rocks and cool crystals and stuff when I was a kid, and like many an X-Files fan (the Mulder years, anyway), I considered or subscribed to conspiracy theories or the supernatural or paranormal and what was possible or impossible. However, I … Continue reading When emotions have become too damned much in a short time: an empath searches for sanity.
Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…
Taking down statues of people in states of rebellion who were fighting for and openly supporting an immoral system is NOT erasing history: it's history MAKING. Actually, it's also correcting the record. Those statues were an attempt to erase history already: the history of the gains made during the 1867-1877 Reconstruction era... gains allowed to … Continue reading Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…
I had my hair shorn as a reminder, & it was the smallest thing that happened today…
Okay, that requires some explanation. I've had difficulty with my long, double-cowlick, curlyish hair most of my life. I'd been threatening to just have the stylist shave it all off for weeks. After some reading up on the state of the world, and really thinking about things I could do for myself and others, I … Continue reading I had my hair shorn as a reminder, & it was the smallest thing that happened today…
Blitz Q #133: What was the point of that Trump at Church photo op?
(photo from nymag.com) This has been bugging me for the past 24 hours. I mean--what the hell was THAT? Now, I admit, I'm no longer religious. The more I read the Bible, the angrier I get. I can't stand church and what it's become over the years for a lot of denominations and their followers. … Continue reading Blitz Q #133: What was the point of that Trump at Church photo op?
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)
When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.
I've been getting headaches over the past few weeks thanks to all the awful things going on in the U.S. I try to think about other things and work on my yard, but somehow the images crop up to make me explode with emotion. A cop kneeling on a man's neck while others scream for … Continue reading When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.
Abandon Ship!: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster, by Richard F. Newcomb (with intro & afterward by Peter Maas)
My Copy: 9780060184711 (image from bn.com) Ever since I was a little kid, and Jaws was my favorite movie (still is, actually), I've been curious about sharks and Naval ships. That began with the scene of Quint telling about the Indianapolis disaster. I don't care if I've seen it 200+ times, I will stop what … Continue reading Abandon Ship!: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster, by Richard F. Newcomb (with intro & afterward by Peter Maas)