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June 25, 2017

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Bind Our Wounds.

The intensity of last night has drained me deeply. I’ve been “up & around” for a couple of hours, but I’ve been writing two different essays for Political-qrm and Minds, to which this is only a prelude. I will be recording a post election podcast w/ cugina Ann Marie at some time today, which will

Just A Very Short Quiche…

Ooops…auto correct…I MEANT “QUICKIE”. When it comes to my stance on things – I used to view Social Media as a “Field of Honor”. If you were following me till early last Summer, you know that to be true. I no longer see it that way. Well, I DO, but a little less so because

How’s Your Plumber?

Let me see if, for a very short essay, I can spell out a way you can justify a vote for Trump. You have a dripping faucet. You open up the Yellow Pages. You look at the ads. You see a plumber who identifies as a Democrat. Maybe he has a Jack…err…”donkey” logo in his

My Libertarian Friends!

Libertarian friends, follow me for a minute…PICK a candidate. No, not for this November, for November of 2020. This time, it’s too late. ALL you will do is skew the results, and I fear it won’t be in favor of the “lesser of two evils” but for the greater. We just can’t have that. Else

Another ‘Racist” Allegation in Maine?

Governor Paul LePage, (R-ME). I’m writing this as partly an essay and partly an open letter. I’ll leave it to you folks to decide which parts are which. I’m good like that. I have no trouble in taking my governor, (yes, I can call him that.  I voted for him twice), to task when he’s

Risky biz

AT the decidedly possible risk of sounding “Libertarian”, I’m going to SAY this rather than search out or create another meme. I don’t care WHERE you pee. I don’t care WHO you marry / union with. I don’t care WHAT you do to YOUR body. I only care about what you do to me and

I Generazioni. The Generations…

Many people are “into” genealogy these days, hoping to find a king or queen, a prince, a famous general or a pope….I found out my family has been peasants since at least the 13th century! Hey, now, I’m okay with it. Really, I am. There’s NO dishonor in being a peasant. Unless you become one

P-QRM 65: We Just Finished Recording When…..

The memorial service for the slain Dallas police officers took place on Tuesday and as always, Obama sullies their memory by bringing up the two men whose deaths precipitated these murders in the same breath… How dare he. Also, we speculate on Trump’s VP pick, which was promptly released as we just finished recording..wouldn’t you

As A Corollary to My Colleague…

As a corollary… Much of my immediate family came here “onna da boat” from the “olda country”. My father and one of his sisters were born here. The other sister and his nine brothers were born in Italy. ALL of them, (except Nonno, Grandpop), became citizens of the United States. Even Nonna, (Grandmom), studied and

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