Thrones and other games

By pure chance, I was flicking around TV last Sunday and landed on the 17th hole of the Masters Tournament. I have never considered golf a spectator sport, and the way I play it, it’s not much of a participatory sport either. I share my home and my heart with someone who is currently obsessedContinue reading “Thrones and other games”

I Have to Assume I’m a Racist

Reality changes all the time and it is never going to change back. We are never going back to the pre-Trump era or the one before the sexual revolution. We are never going back to racial purity. I have to assume I’m a racist. I don’t think I am, but there are a lot ofContinue reading “I Have to Assume I’m a Racist”

White Supremacist Bullshit

Enough with this white supremacist bullshit. White people are not supreme. I know: I’m one and I’m not supreme at all. It’s long past time we recognize and acknowledge – especially white people in this country – that white supremacy is a greater threat to civilization than Islamic fundamentalism. Both are dangerous for the sameContinue reading “White Supremacist Bullshit”

Veteran’s Day – More than fighting

This Veteran’s Day I am thinking about the legacy of veterans that goes beyond wars and weapons, to the ideas that compel people to take up arms, and to the wisdom that is gained through experience, especially such transforming experience as war. Germany, in the early 1930s, was a shithole country. Not that our currentContinue reading “Veteran’s Day – More than fighting”