You Become What You Hate If…

https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/1052594643869818880?s=19 GenX and Boomer politicians -- which is just about everyone in Congress -- remember the old Soviets well. The peddlers of fake history (looking at you, David Barton and Dinesh D'Souza), like, you know, just about any dictatorial head of state thug. The ones who disenfranchised, imprisoned, and quickly began to murder political opponents... Continue Reading →

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Fondly Remembering The Wonderful Worm Stand Of S.A. Barton, Circa 1981

This little trip down memory lane was brought on by me responding to a tweet... ...which led to an invitation... https://twitter.com/RickySteele1/status/909848868090712064 ...and an explanation. https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909853776831553536 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909855275007594496 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909855510429618176 There's a little more to the story. My mother ruefully remembers the first time she helped me hunt nightcrawlers, indeed in the dark, on hands and knees, on... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Word Story: Back To The Trees

    Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →

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