I have not abandoned this blog. My creative endeavors are dominated by my efforts to complete a novel, “Confessions of a Lapsed Altar Boy.”
UPDATED: Notes on the Trump Mob
Updated thoughts and images shared on the first anniversary of the failed January 6th insurrection in Washington DC.
The Aftermath of Trumpism
Perhaps the most striking and frightening aspect of the MAGAland flight from reality is the habit of treating facts as though they were mere opinions. This is a very serious thing, not only because it often makes discussion so hopeless, but primarily because the average MAGA supporter honestly believes this free-for-all, this nihilistic relativity about facts, to be the essence of democracy.
Transitions: The Transfer of Power in Our Nation’s Capital
I conceived of this photo essay in October 2020 before the presidential election. My goal was to record either how our nation’s capital handled the transition from one administration to another or how Washingtonians would react to the prospect of living four more years with a President who had declared war on the city’s norms. One hundred and nineteen photos comprise this exhibit.
Notes on the Trump Mob
Three times since the November election, I have observed in person crowds that have descended upon Washington DC in support of President Voldemort. And then today the Trump mob stormed the Capitol as Congress was in the process of certifying the Electoral College vote. As the District locks down under a 6:00 PM curfew, I want to share some observations.
Top 10 Predictions for the 45th President of the United States
Because of financial difficulties, he will be forced to sell Mar-a-Lago. To the Obamas.
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum
I feel as though I am about to exhale after holding my breath for 3 years and 360something days. Many people are calling for a return to normal, but who’s normal are we discussing? I suggest that we are going to have to create a new normal for ourselves, regardless of the outcome of the election.
The Naked Emperor: Part 7 — Christians
We turn our attention to how some so-called leaders of Christian faiths have conned their followers into supporting Donald Trump.
The Naked Emperor: Part 6 — Immigrants
We turn our attention to Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s attitudes toward immigration and immigrants and I ask you to take a quick quiz.
The Naked Emperor: Part 5 — Military
We turn our attention to Donald Trump’s suitability to lead the most powerful military apparatus in the world. Our Commander-in-Chief’s relationship with our armed forces is, at best, complicated. Would you want to frag him?