Crisis in Leadership: Does Character Really Matter?

Confusion, chaos, and deliberate lying. It’s unceasing. On an almost daily basis, President Donald Trump disregards decorum, respect, and historical gravitas for the office of the President of The United States in favor of his “brand” of sideshow barker antics. He glories in the drama, debasement, and shock value of pinning those whom he considers…

One Day at a Time – ¡El Rrrrrremix!

I admit I was skeptical when I heard the king of 1970s television sitcoms, veteran writer and Hollywood producer Norman Lear, creator of such American television classics as All in The Family and The Jeffersons was, at 95 years of age, returning to television after more than a 20-year hiatus to reboot one of my…

The Real Problem to Gun Control in America

When Nikolas Cruz was dropped off by Uber at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida at 2:19 pm on Wednesday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, he was carrying a black duffel bag and backpack, the usual gear in which kids carry sports equipment and textbooks. He was wearing jeans and a burgundy Marjory Stoneman…

Sweet Home Alabama

Growing up, I went to a private Christian high school that leaned heavily toward Southern Baptist fundamentalism, that was 95% white, that considered the law of God above all other laws, that stated, as per both Christian Bible and Judaic Torah, that the man was the spiritual and physical head of the household, all others…

John McCain and the Vampire Fish from the Tangent Universe

On election night, November 7, 2016, when ABC Election coverage announced that Donald Trump took Florida, I actually went into the bathroom, closed the door, lowered the toilet lid, sat down, and cried. I know quite a few of us who did the same; we knew something we could not explain, something hitherto unprecedented had…

By Virtue of The Absurd

Waiting for Godot, Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s two act play from the Theatre of the Absurd, is a quintessential primer to understanding politics under the Trump Administration. In the play, two men, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by the side of a desolate road, near a barren tree, for the arrival of someone named Godot. They…

Syria Part 1: Connecting the Dots

In nature, good and evil do not exist. All actions and events in the organic world follow elemental law, which is to survive despite chaos. Good and evil are constructs of the human experience and relative to situations within that experience. They are value judgments regarding how we perceive situations to be; we make them…

The Real Rise of the Silent Majority

The holiday we think of as Presidents Day is really a bit of a misnomer. Celebrated on the third Monday in February, what we today know as Presidents’ Day was first established by Congress in 1879 in recognition of President George Washington, and is still called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. The holiday became…

The Time is Right Now, by M.G. Poe

Samantha Sophia OK, look, about this new administration in Washington D.C…I know it’s frustrating. A lot of you are mad. A lot of you are disgusted, weary, disheartened, bewildered; you want to turn away in despair, turn off the television, stop watching the news, get off social media, retreat from the turn reality and our…