Category Archives: Commentary

When in Rome….

The Wife and I are traveling this weekend, spending a few days in the Finger Lakes. We got back to our rented cottage yesterday, when I found a Direct Message from a Facebook friend. It was something along the line … Continue reading

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Then: Hoovervilles! Now: Shapirovilles!

So, a couple weeks back, a video made the rounds of social media that was billed as “A progressive DESTROYS Ben Shapiro!!!!” Now, this is an obnoxious tendency in our click-bait era, when any time a person on one side … Continue reading

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Quiz-things? Remember those?

Roger has a quiz-thing! Remember those? They used to be so common in the high days of blogging, and they were always–well, usually–fun and reliable ways to generate a bit of blog content if you were hard up for inspiration. So, … Continue reading

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Two quotes

Here are a couple of brief quotes from two different teevee shows, both of which (the quotes, that is) have been on my mind this week: “Why are we still talking about this?” (Captain Mal Reynolds, FIREFLY) “You’ll have doled … Continue reading

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“They’re called ‘quotation marks’.”

Diving a bit deep into the weeds of the writer brain, I’m always thinking about…quotation marks. Because my way of using them is, for most Americans, incorrect. This drives my poor friend and editor, Jason Bennion, to distraction each and … Continue reading

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F*** You, Daylight Savings (but REALLY f*** you, clock changes)

Oh fer f***’s sake, here we go again. At this point I’m willing to join the growing chorus of Americans (who are always completely ignored because a constant disconnect between public opinion and actual public policy is a weird but … Continue reading

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Twenty years a blogger….

Last week a local person graciously cited me as a creative person worth following online, which was a compliment I greatly appreciated! But what really took me back was the description: Three local blogs:@Jaquandor has been posting content on the … Continue reading

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Still masking.

Seen on Twitter yesterday: In recent weeks in New York, the masks have been coming off. The Governor dropped her mask mandate several weeks ago (minus a couple of exceptions), and most counties have followed suit. My employer, The Store, … Continue reading

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History is not a feel-good story.

No subject is more eternally disappointing to see discussed in America than race, because a great many of us simply don’t have any inclination to engage in anything remotely resembling an honest discussion of race at all. This is not … Continue reading

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Forty-four percent

I see that he has finally exited the stage, after tormenting the nation for twenty-two years, or fourty-four percent of my life. He’s gone. It’s over, at long, long last. I look forward to eventually learning the real secret of his … Continue reading

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