In addition to being a blogger and a marketing whore, I’m a poet. Actually, that’s what I enjoy the most and what I’m best at. Sadly, poetry doesn’t pay the way I’d like. Still, I do it because it matters a great deal to me. Lately I’ve been writing more and thinking more about how […]
As I’m sure you’ve heard, Mad Men is quite hot right now. I haven’t watched it yet, although I plan on renting season one in the near future because everybody I know tells me it’s the greatest thing since the invention of vacuum tubes. For those who don’t know anything about the behind-the-scenes machinations of […]
Embracing Armageddon, as well as creating the conditions for it, is blatantly un-Christian
by Terry Hargrove Who are you? You are who your friends are. I don’t know who invented that saying, but I know it’s true because I know Disaster Dave. Dave’s mom died in 1957, so he lived with his dad in affluent Hickory Heights, and spent his summer vacation with his grandparents one block north […]
The phone call came early in the afternoon. My wife’s mom calling from 10,000 kilometres away. An article in the paper. “I thought you should know.” And her cry, of grief and pain and anguish and horror and infinite sadness, as I rushed downstairs to catch her.
The United States gave up universal conscription in 1973. The Draft, as we all knew it, had been in effect since 1948, when President Truman and Congress re-introduced it. It was the main source of troops during the Vietnam conflict, which also ended up killing it. But I’ve always believed the main problem with the […]
We don’t often do posts just for the purpose of linking other stories, but today we’re making an exception because Ian Welsh just nails it. Go. Read. This. Now. It’s the right thing to do.
by Djerrid I actually don’t know what this is. I found it in my garden yesterday.
By attacking the Ground Zero Islamic Center, conservatives are both inciting attacks on American Muslims and undermining the Afghan strategy of General Petraeus.
Walt Kelly would have been 97 years old today, if he were still alive. Sadly he’s not, and we need him more than ever. I grew up reading Pogo, and it informed my political consciousness as much as anything else that was going on in the 1960s. Kelly was actually just as important in the […]
Nuclear watchdog seeks to stop nuclear weapons where they begin — in the construction of the nuclear pits that house the chain reaction.
Finally … The Birthday Massacre … has come back … to Denver. They’re headlining tonight at The Marquis, and here’s hoping some of S&R’s Denver-area friends will join me in a little head-banging. Here’s a preview: