Jewel and Israel were on their third date, driving from East Windsor to Ocean Grove in Israel’s new, red 2015 Volkswagen GTI. He lamented letting go of his dark green 1997 Saturn S Series SW 2. What an irrational attachment to that vehicle he had—even to the name, “Saturn”; like the Mercury cars, it made… Read More “Geographical Preference” — A Flash Fiction
Greetings! This afternoon I was compelled to just talk to whoever cared to listen about my thoughts on applying to graduate school, my psychology, literature, poetry, Simon Ortiz, Proust, Dostoevsky, Martha Witt, Walt Whitman, Russia, Trump, childhood and adolescence, et cetera. This is part of my effort to be a more open, and productive blogger… Read More 1/4/19 Stream of Consciousness Video Blog
Activist Philipos Melaku-Bello, who says he is “past my mid 50’s,” sits on his wheelchair in front of the White House every day, sometimes for as long as 16 hours, according to an ABC report. The Daily Mail reports that Melaku-Bello has been doing this since 1981. Melaku-Bello’s protest is part of the William Thomas Memorial… Read More Exclusive Interview: Activist Philipos Melaku-Bello Sits In Front of the White House In His Wheelchair Every Day to Protest. He’s Been Doing It Since 1981.
Yesterday twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a joint statement saying that President Trump’s removal of former Director of the CIA John Brennan’s security clearances has “everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.” The officials added, “We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS UNDER ATTACK; AN ATTEMPT TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH
[My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 1 of 2] [My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 2 of 2] I pay attention to my critics because I value transparency, accountability, and intellectual discussion about challenging issues, especially in the realm of politics because policies directly affect… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE-Why I Am a Democrat: Response to a Critic Who Calls My Views “Very Unrefined” (a manifesto of sorts)
“We have a cancer within-close to the presidency, that’s growing. It’s growing daily. It’s compounding. It grows geometrically now, because it compounds itself.” -John Dean, on tape discussing Watergate with President Nixon “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be… Read More Impeach Trump For Treason: Here’s Why