It's something I say all the time when opining on the lack of a Churchill presence in our political world. There is a degenerative effect to such a void, and its chasm is a generational bumper sticker whose ugly residue can't be chiseled off so easily. Truth of the matter is, we've been finding our… Continue reading Many Bosses, Precious Few Leaders
There's a scene in the movie Goodfellas when wig shop owner and independent bookmaker Morrie Kesseler gets whacked most unceremoniously by Tommy DeVito (played by Joe Pesci). One minute he's climbing into a Cadillac with the intent of negotiating his share of a big score over coffee whilst picking up a danish to bring to his wife Claire,… Continue reading The Fight To Regain Sanity
As promised, here is one from "The Vault". This piece was written back in 2008 as Hilary Clinton was on the verge of losing the Democratic nomination to some guy named Barry. It's interesting to read this back, seeing as how it is heavily influenced by one of my favorite political writers- Maureen Dowd of… Continue reading Don’t Start Thinking About Tomorrow
I was a young Republican once upon a time. In the eighties, I loved Reagan, Prince and mall girls. Not necessarily in that order. As the years went by, my philosophies would change according to the education I was getting from the world I was busy growing up inside of. I voted for George H.… Continue reading The Light Of A Thousand Points
If is such a wickedly precarious word. If is an anomaly of diction in that it is neither here nor there, and yet it elicits a gamut of emotions. For this story, If is a heart wrenching tale of what might have been . . . if only. If only he had waited. It wasn't his style, to… Continue reading If only . . .
Since we're knee deep in the January blahs, I wasn't feeling the positive vibes necessary to pen a top 5 "Heroes", so I just switched up the recipe for the sake of being contrary. It's in keeping with the thirty one shades of gray that is the first month of the calendar, so there's that.… Continue reading My Top 5 (Anti)Heroes of the Week