Category Protests

A Protest in Prospect Park

It’s hard to call this a simple protest. Early on Saturday morning (4/14), David Buckel, an attorney and longtime LGBT activist made his way to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Once there, he poured out some gasoline and set himself on fire in the middle of the lawn facing the stately apartments that line Prospect Park […]

Banksy visits my Neighborhood!!

A former gas station a few blocks from my Nabe in Brooklyn (the one being gentrified, don’tcha know) has been struck by street artist Banksy. Local news coverage drew folks to the site this AM, so I showed up with my camera. What’s weird is I have walked past this wall several times over the […]

Extinction news, blah blah

I’ve been slacking again. I haven’t updated my website as I said I would, and I’ve been rehashing other people’s work (thanks Kevin Hester). I bring the usual bad news, and the only comfort in it is that I’m no longer surprised.  Apparently, we (by ‘we’ I mean the federal government we fund with our […]

Do-It-Yourself Symbolism

After many months of dirking around, I decided I should do this. Several years ago I blogged about a symbol of near term human extinction. The enviro movement has been trapped by logos and memes that were ‘donor-friendly’–pictures of wolf cubs or frolicking polar bears or even the occasional whale. It was around this time […]

The Healthcare Crisis, year 46

I have weird things that stick to my memory. It was 1972. I was a teenager in Indian Hills High School and my social studies teacher was talking about the latest article in the Scholastic Reader. It was kind of arcane for high school kids–health insurance, of all things. It was boring and wonky, but […]

Flirting with nuclear disaster: a play excerpt

This is me NOT at Hiroshima. A recent Clown setup, taken by Owen Long. I have come to the realization over the past few weeks that the Masters of War are flirting with mushroom clouds again. Even though we’re unleashing routine mayhem on the poorest people of the Middle East, we have a president who […]

Fake news and confessions of a sucker

Last week, I wrote (based on numerous overlapping news reports) that Trump was set to fire Mueller on December 22. The event of 12/22 was the signing of the Tax ‘reform’ bill. Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has said and continues to say, there are no plans afoot to fire Mueller. I felt played, […]