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Category Archives: American Style

The Cost Of Conventional Wisdom


October 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ain’t No Sunshine. Bill’s Gone.


Bill Withers, man. Bill Withers. Gone. Bill Withers was a quiet giant, even among the giants of popular music of the last fifty years. His unique sound was different than … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Real King Of Queens Will Be President!


So, as disturbing as it is for some of you out there to believe, Donald Trump will win the U.S. Presidential election today. I know; it took me until just … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Raising a Newborn Feels Like A Real Mother


The feeling of being overwrought as the mother of a newborn is certainly a fair one. And there is beauty in the mundane, but it is still mundane, and sometimes … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happiness Begets Beauty. What Begets Happiness?


“Happy people are beautiful.” It’s true in broad terms. “Happy” might not nail it for me, though. “Happy” comes and goes.   I was just thinking the other day about … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charleston, Strong, Represents


I listened yesterday, live, to the families of the slain in Charleston speaking in the arraignment hearing of the defendant being charged, and cried. I grew up in the wake … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Massacre In The Holy City: Why Would God Do That?


Last night, twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof walked into a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and opened fire, killing nine persons, including pastor and … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Greatest Snow On Earth: Miley Steps Up


Above, Miley becomes a caricature of the banality and depravity of post-modern youth culture in the West, as the lovechild of Pink and Katy Perry (don’t put it past ’em). … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thin Skins, Thick Pickins… Observations On Internet Discourse


Here, I offer a hearty congratulations to Mr. Andrew Beato. On October 29th of 2012, Mr. Beato published a post on Intentious entitled, “I Regret Having Children – So Do … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sex For President 1992: Baby Boomers Become The Establishment


1992 – George H.W. Bush vs. Ross Perot vs. Bill Clinton This is an installment in the series Sex For President, which considers the 2012 U.S. presidential race between Barack … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

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