Time, Tirana, and Martin Skyt

King of nowhere

It’s been over a year now since I saw that David Foster Wallace movie at the Enzian, my first outing out in Orlando. There was a bat flying in circles at the top of the theater, and one of the workers assured us that it was just a fruit bat, that they don’t bite, that the film would begin shortly. Welcome to Florida, I thought. Last week I was back at the Enzian, my first time since then. There was no bat inside. The theater is getting ready to expand. Nothing ever stays the same.

It didn’t seem that long ago that, newly twenty-four, I was lamenting how old I was. I complained out loud with Dad in the room. “You don’t know how offensive that is to me,” he said. He was approaching sixty, and he was right. I shut up. Now thirty, I know I’m still young. Still, I…

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Why Donald Trump Is an Orwellian Nightmare for English Teachers — You Do Hoodoo?

You know I hate, detest, and can’t bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies – which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world – what I want […]

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Celebrating My Two Favorite Commies, Jesus and Santa, to the Tune of Mojo Nixon’s “Santa, Get Straight to the Ghetto” — You Do Hoodoo?

I know this blog’s been a downer since the election – a negative screed, a longwinded lamentation, a Cassandra-like catalogue of bleak prophecies heralding the end of civilization as we know it. But, as my ace commentator Sherman T Langston suggests I should, I’m putting on a happy face for this post by providing a […]

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This’s therapy alas for the ‘Et tu Brute’s’ effects of the post election cycle that took place in the same time line, too. The ‘Ides of March’ in 44 BCE that goes away with time but makes ripples in the Historical repeat button is a”Trumpism” for sure. took the same Trump as Satiric Butt — You Do Hoodoo?

Traditionally satire has been classified as Horatian or Juvenalian in honor of two ancient Roman practitioners of the genre. Horace (65-8 BCE) cleverly but gently mocked Roman opinions and institutions that he considered worthy of ridicule. In Horatian satire – Geoffrey Chaucer falls into this category – you get the feeling that overall the satirist […]

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This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over. <— I dedicate this poem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor AND to the victory in North Dakota #NODAPL #Nativelivesmatter

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Clearwater meeting w one of our Great Water Protectors here in the Hudson Valley – Pete Seeger. He asked us to write a song that everybody co…

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