is the way James Reed's Netflix documentary (April 2023) begins, and ends. Does the four-hour series answer the question? That depends on who and what you believe. For me it does a very good job. We are the The Naked Ape (1967); or as Jared Diamond wrote, The Third Chimpanzee (1992). Robert Wright called us The Moral … Continue reading CHIMP EMPIRE: Who Are We?
Yes it's true - they're linked. I've always been a huge fan of Neil Young. For over fifty years, and it's also true that I kind of take offense about all the jokes going around. About how we Boomers don't have a clue about Spotify, because we're so old and the streaming music service is … Continue reading Neil Young, Spotify, Joe Rogan, and Donald Trump
is the ultimate question the trial of Derek Chauvin is attempting to answer. However, the trial won't even come close. I've been watching (via CSPAN 2, i.e.sans commentary). He Was Murdered is the State's argument. In essence that case is: We (= the Minneapolis Police Department) are good, and the individual (= Officer Derek Chauvin) … Continue reading Crisis Intervention: Why George Floyd Died?
Recently my friend Billy asked me if I was working on anything, meaning writing. I answered: What's the point? Because, why bother? When I explained the why - he concurred. The Evidence is the data on YouTube's product. I learned, ironically, while watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube, that the latest statistics are: 500hrs … Continue reading What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?
I can't help myself, despite my psych-girl's counsel (to be quite). I have to go on the record. I was right in 2016, and think I'm right again. Why Trump Wins even bigger than before? You might ask? Because, as before, I believe my own eyes, ears, and analysis. In other words, I base my … Continue reading Election 2020: My Prediction
I am a lonely visitor, I came too late to cause a stir, but I campaigned all my life toward that goal. Neil Young, 1969. "Campaigner" The 2020 campaign for POTUS began yesterday, at the summer solstice, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. President Donald J. Trump held an indoor, public rally, against the wishes and guidance … Continue reading Election 2020: The Campaign Begins
Where to begin? It could be a James Michener novel. I Love the Pandemic Panic. In other words - the craziness of 2020 has exposed humans for who they are. Humans (including myself) are self-serving, egotistical, and smug, whilst denying that ... . Well ... ? The biosphere is now so clear. In other words, … Continue reading I Love The Pandemic Panic
I took the last step to being a free man in Colorado Wednesday - cutting the cable. That's right! I am now totally internet dependent. (More free?) No more broadcast, or cable, TV talking heads for me. The blather and nonsense is gone. Poof. I have removed from my life all that propaganda, as well … Continue reading Free Man In Colorado: Unplugged
As it turns out, upon further research, The Magpie Cafe is actually a cafe for a breeding pair of the bird species, and not a gathering place for humans. Today, Monday March 9, 2020, as spring seems to have sprung on Colorado's front range, I did some research. That's me (using my iPhone) with a … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe, part III
On the cusp of the New Hampshire primary, here in Colorado I've been snowbound. It has snowed six of the last eight days. Back-in-the-day (forty-nine years ago to the day), such a barrage of snow would not have fazed me. In fact it would have invigorated me. Then, I was living in a cabin in … Continue reading Snowbound, screens, & self care