The Wheel

Round and round, floating off the ground Why must we run, with each morning sun Huffing like a gadfly, trying to leap high No matter how we feel, up on the wheel Life in a slump, grounded by a speed bump Every day the same, tie score in the game This plight is real, the … More The Wheel

Hole in the World

There’s a hole in the world today It’s noticeable and leaking love Now she’s an angel in flight Peace and hope on the wings of a dove – There’s a hole in our hearts today Releasing a river of pain and sadness Shock gives way to harsh reality Taking a good one is such madness … More Hole in the World

Mel Gibson is Back

The Lethal Weapon star never really went away, although after some well-publicized personal issues, he lowered his profile and studios distanced themselves, at least temporarily. Between a domestic issue, bitter custody fight, drunk driving arrest and an ugly anti-sematic rant, Gibson had a difficult several years. Those things would have buried most people, but in … More Mel Gibson is Back

Fail Zero: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service (2021)

This was quite an in-depth and well-researched book about the protection service. Investigative journalist Carol Leonnig has covered the Secret Service for the Washington Post for a number of years. A three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Leonnig obviously has many sources and contacts inside the agency, and with former agents and officers, and these … More Fail Zero: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service (2021)

Alexander Vindman

I had never heard of Lt Col. Alexander Vindman until the Trump-Ukraine telephone call. This was the infamous phone call where Trump asked the Ukraine President to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for foreign aid and a visit to the White House. Vindman and others were listening in on the call. Vindman knew … More Alexander Vindman

The Introspective Soul

Take a moment, how do you rate? Not bulletproof just compassionate Battered, but far from needing a transplant A safe house, always a willing confidante Weighty enough to tether you to reality Stepping forward to seize your responsibility Humble mastery of your malfunctions Correcting damage from your compunctions Resisting the pull of immature behavior Stand … More The Introspective Soul

Goon Squad

Morally bent Socially stunted Easily influenced Weep when confronted Alternative reality Argument baiters Glibly offended Deniers and haters Sore losers Promoting a lie Truth discarded Factual shanghai White culture bias Allegiance is “me” not “we” Doctrine over country Insurrection ’tis of thee Conjure a smokescreen Loosen the wingnuts Dispatch a battle cry Their goose-stepping struts … More Goon Squad