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Kitsch, Decadence and the Why of Donald Trump

The artistic concept of “decadence,” as either a movement or a condition, can be traced back at least to the eighteenth century and appears and reappears (think Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, 1920s Berlin, etc.) moving forward up to the present time. And it would seem, in the broadest sense of that word, that once again we’re […]

Homeless in Paradise: Alice and Dwight

We lost a good friend to the grim reaper a month ago. A great conversationalist and world traveler (he’d been an airline pilot), Bob hadn’t wasted a minute of the 94 years of life he’d been granted, and he left behind a multimillion-dollar estate to his son and daughter. They held a “life-celebration” gathering at […]

A Black Mother, Her Babies and America

As most of my readers know by now, my favorite haunt for a frugal breakfast and stimulating conversation is the local Wendy’s restaurant. Walk in most days and you’ll be greeted at the counter by a captivating black female with meticulously braided hair piled high above her Wendy’s visor, a velvety-soft and flawless complexion and […]

Will the Last Sane Person on Planet Earth Please Step Forward?

An examination of the illogic and confusion inherent in contemporary culture and society.

Okay, I admit it. I’ve completely surrendered searching for any semblance of reason amid the current political scene. Republicans are repudiating and devouring their own support base. Democrats have swung so far left they can’t even articulate the difference between socialism and […]