The Triumph Of The Won’t

  In the best of Trump voters, there's deep and intense dissatisfaction. A feeling that anything must be better than the politics of our memory, whether that memory is the few years of the 18 year old first time voter or the several decades of the elder Trump voter. In many, I think, there's an... Continue Reading →

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Dear Trumpite Politicians: Yesterday Is Not Tomorrow

Follow the Leaders: one piece in a series by artist Isaac Cordal. You may have seen the piece of art above already. It has been bouncing around the internet for some years now, often billed as "politicians debating sea level rise" or "...climate change." Well, it kind of isn't, and it kind of is, and... Continue Reading →

Afraid Of The Future

(Originally appeared on Patreon on the 6th of December, 10 days ago) The election of Trump -- literally a caricature of stereotypical US flaws of arrogance, greed, vanity, and privileged brattiness -- to the presidency has added notes of fear and worry to my vision of the future. Well, I've long been a bit of a... Continue Reading →

At The Risk Of Pissing You Off On The Anniversary Of The Oklahoma City Bombing…

...I thought I'd share a series of my tweets on the subject with you all. I started with a sad reply to the first tweet below... https://twitter.com/SenatorLankford/status/722425428636483584 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/722433918222217216 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/722434262671044610 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/722435534740586497 https://twitter.com/AmitayusX/status/722438162740449280 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/722440346475438082 After I tweeted "nobody wants to touch this tweet," a couple of people were moved to retweet it -- whether they simply noticed... Continue Reading →

THE CRAYFISH — Microfiction!

  Here's a little bit of microfiction for you to enjoy. As happens often in fiction, it's based on a real place and a real experience. I'll leave you to decide which parts are fiction and which are not. The Crayfish Copyright 2015 S.A. Barton      The eighteen-wheelers roar by above; the bridge over... Continue Reading →

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