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HAPPY FOURTH!

Weird July 4 for me. Three things stick out in terms of the ‘celebratory’ mood this day is supposed to make me feel: Six hundred thousand fewer ‘Muricans around to celebrate from a year ago. Thank COVID19 and the Trump mismanagement for those who left us. Speaking of Herr Drumpf, we’re seven months from the […]

Why so few Hollywood movies about Global Warming?

Volunteering my services, having written extensively about the disastrous future we’re facing.

Why so few Hollywood movies about Global Warming?

A question that popped up in the Quora discussion groups. https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-few-Hollywood-movies-about-global-warming. Why hasn’t anyone written a great movie script about our pending demise? I hadn’t given it much thought, but now I am addressing it. As I recall, the movies that have given any thought to the problem of climate change have been pretty nonsensical. […]

‘Live in Hell, Rent Texas out’

global weirding comes to the US big-time. As someone who thought I’d be a successful playwright/screenwriter by now, I read a lot of obscure history. At one point I was working on a musical play about the US Cavalry men that finally brought down the Apache nation (especially Geronimo). This was back in the 1980’s, […]

20th Anniversary of 9/11–a play to see

September of this year will mean more than usual. Somehow, a 20th anniversary of a tragic event means more than a 15th or tenth anniversary. So it is with the upcoming 20th for 9/11, the attack on NY. I’ve bored people with my personal 9/11 stories on numerous occasions over the years, and some of […]

The Trump Record

This was put up on Quora by a Democrat in the sTate of Indiana (already a rare individual). He goes by the moniker of Indiana War Donkey. I think most of the people following my blog know this, but still…It’s nice to have a reference point for such facts, especially as news organizations missed a […]

The damage done

One of the reasons I get burned out when I talk to climate activists these days is lack of comprehension on their part. I was disparaged by the adult leader of a group of young people marching for Sunrise Rebellion a couple years ago because I was trying to explain the Aerosol Masking effect. If […]

When do Blue Lives matter?

So my angst was poked today by a question on Quora, where I spend entirely too much time– If the GOP allegedly backs the blue, then why did they vote down the commission that would have physically backed the blue? Which twigged the question–was Blue Lives matter protesting in DC when the GOP voted down […]

The Worst News so far

I’m resorting to memes I find on Facebook these days because I’m getting pretty burned out on reality. Several Deaths in the family in recent weeks, plus a friend taking his own life, have pushed me through an emotional blender. I’m rarely laughing now. I work on smiling, but that was pointless during the COVID19 […]

adventures with virus

I got my last shot over the weekend for the Coronavirus. I received the Moderna vaccine (two-dose special). I had problems scheduling an appointment here in Brooklyn. I consider that good-news, actually. It means local people are doing the vaccine. My friends who regale me with stories of zero-wait time for the inoculation are mostly […]