Gud Guys W Gunz

all deez good fuckin guys with gunz couldn stop shit so jeezus fucking christ fix the laws that allow easy access to guns that blow watermelon-size holes in human flesh. Why feel any rage over this? Just common sense. Even Texas couldn’t defend their young. Gun proliferation advocates are worse than morally bankrupt. They own … Continue reading Gud Guys W Gunz

The Royal Them

What at strange headline. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein publishing as if they were somebody other than Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. About presidential corruption and name-dropping Nixon in the headline. For the Washington Post, no less. How original. ##

Decision Monkey

When I feel indecisive at work I turn to my pet monkey. There is no decision too big or too small for my decision monkey. Decision monkey has enough energy for even the most complex problems, and lacks any self-esteem issues over simple tasks that might insult the intelligence of an ordinary human. Decision monkey … Continue reading Decision Monkey

Indian Independence Day

I'm used to hearing about my sideline activity: 'Don't quit yer day job!' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns-5EooV63k This performance, part of my official duties, speaks for itself: time to revisit the common wisdom about where to put my energies. That said, the team who put it all together have proven once again how talented they are at producing … Continue reading Indian Independence Day

Ben’s Franklins

Micro-fiction channeling moments of truth. Walking the forests of the Shenandoah National Park last week, I thought about how I'd pass the days and weeks and months as a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. One exercise I settled on for keeping sane step after step was to craft a 100-word story each day out there. … Continue reading Ben’s Franklins

Live on, Scarlet Tanager

The Scarlet Tanager mostly hangs out in the upper canopy, making it a rare sighting for hikers in the Shenandoah National Park. This one visited us in the lower canopy, hunting insects for his mate or flashing his red plumage to make her love him. Mohan later rendered it in pen and color pencil. It … Continue reading Live on, Scarlet Tanager

Tke a Hke

Sunny and seventies in the Blue Ridge Mountains these two weeks. We explored a range of trails, peaks, and falls in the Shenandoah National Park and beyond. Hawksbill Peak looking east across the Piedmont We ascended to Hawksbill Peak, SNP's highest point (4051); took in Jones Run and Doyles River Falls in a 5.3 mile … Continue reading Tke a Hke

Speaking of Tone-Lōc

I haven't thought about Tone-Lōc in years, but I woke up on Friday eager write about him. The next day, a horse called Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby. It so happens I’m also studying synchronicity right now. Here in Mumbai we’re living through our own Tone-Lōc moment, a sort of Tone-Lōc-down. It’s déjà vu … Continue reading Speaking of Tone-Lōc

Dumbledore’s Army vs. Dumbbell’s Poor Army

*These images are property of the motion picture studio responsible for the related Harry Potter film and/or the intrepid media organisation covering the terrorist insurrection and capitol siege of Jan 6, 2021. ##

The Longest Monday

With all its cold, dark hours and lingering gloom at the start of the year, January might be called The Monday of Months. This year, many of our democratic traditions will be reflected in major events taking place during this long month of Mondays. The 117th U.S. Congress is sworn in today. A vote in … Continue reading The Longest Monday