Category Archives: politics

Leadership, Andrew Cuomo – style

Some recent quotes from New York governor Andrew Cuomo on combatting the coronavirus outbreak (among other things): [In response to federal government statements and action]:  No one is held harmless from reality.  Being angry is a luxury.  We don’t have … Continue reading

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What’s Our IQ?

Intelligence            Decades ago I read a definition of intelligence that surprised and befuddled me.  “Intelligence is the ability to adapt.”*  I couldn’t accept this definition.  Wasn’t intelligence the ability to acquire and use information?  As I aged and grew … Continue reading

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Raw Power and the Rule of Law

Untempered Steel Raw power untempered by the steely underpinning of decency’s structural support destroys all before collapsing. That is not who we are. Fresh Breeze Long may our flag wave in the peace, the delicious fresh breeze flowing from the … Continue reading

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Wolf Scat

Wolf Scat When I see coyote scat, I wonder — Could it be wolf? I answer myself: not big enough not black enough not enough volume not enough attitude. Although coyotes have plenty of attitude. If I have to debate … Continue reading

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Wolf Track

Wolf Track The record of your passing, your presence, canine imprint, enormous, spreading, clearly written in wet earth my eyes take it in — scouring the ground like the nose of a bloodhound as I inspect the evidence. My brain … Continue reading

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The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code In wildlife management’s secret code camouflage words disguise the deed mask the act seek to fool with false cover: kill becomes “cull”; “harvest” hides the slaughter; “remove” cloaks the crushing destruction; “service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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Invitation to Evil

Invitation to Evil The lie at center stage occupies expanding space extremities weaken, norms crumble foundations totter, unsupported the ground folds back upon itself                  in blood-red ribbons the brain reels as unreality repeated rules unchecked.

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Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless

Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless or The Ruthless Reptile Sheds her Skin No crime drama just an aging woman’s search for herself abandoned on the shifting shore of accommodation lost in the dryer with the single sock neglected in the … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Two days ago a pick-up truck was parked in the neighborhood with this message in its back window: You have no choice.  You MUST move forward. I viewed this with some surprise and a bit of foreboding.  Was this a … Continue reading

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Narcissists’ Theme Song

Narcissists can’t unite; but if they could, their theme song might be “It Has to Be Me”, sung to the tune of “It Had to Be You”, by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn.  Here are the updated lyrics and two … Continue reading

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