Herd

I once worked in a restaurant where the expected confirmation response to a question or request, the “Polo” to one’s “Marco,” was “Heard.” I liked it. It seemed succinct, yet active. Not only did the single syllable communicate that the speaker’s words were effectively conveyed, but they were clearly acknowledged. Processed and ready to be … Continue reading Herd

Is freedom just another word

...for nothing left to lose? If that’s the case, what does independence mean? If having nothing left to lose means you’re free, how come those who have the least resources also seem to have the least freedom? As this pandemic has proven, the rich beyond comprehension folks who literally can buy anything they want won … Continue reading Is freedom just another word

Gibraltar may crumble…

When I heard that Albany’s statue of Philip Schuyler was being removed, my first response was that the action was an extreme, but well intentioned, reaction to the current Black Lives Matter movement. When it comes to dismantling history where do we stop? Are we going to strip every former slave owner’s name from each … Continue reading Gibraltar may crumble…

A 72-hour (media) fast

Ninety some odd days into the pandemic, and about 10 days since the murder of George Floyd, I have completely hit the wall. Overwhelmed is the only way I can describe it. The demonstrations, (including some very destructive ones within a mile or so of my home), the constantly updating feeds from Twitter, Facebook and … Continue reading A 72-hour (media) fast