Poetry Friday

AGAINST ELEGIES James has cancer. Catherine has cancer. Melvin has AIDS. Whom will I call, and get no answer? My old friends, my new friends who are old, or older, sixty, seventy, take pills before or after dinner. Arthritis scourges them. But irremediable night is farther away from them; they seem to hold it at […]

2010 Ride #2

View Ascent activity on 30-Jan-10 at 02:01PM in a larger map Ride #2 for the year, and it’s obvious that whatever fitness I gained on my trip to Arizona over Christmas is now gone. With an AvgHR over 160, peaking out at 179, I was definitely struggling on anything even remotely resembling a climb … […]

Sarah Palin associates with terrorists!

The Palins’ un-American activities | Salon Oct. 7, 2008 | “My government is my worst enemy. I’m going to fight them with any means at hand.” This was former revolutionary terrorist Bill Ayers back in his old Weather Underground days, right? Imagine what Sarah Palin is going to do with this incendiary quote as she […]


I am a big fan of David Liss‘s work, especially A Conspiracy of Paper, a historical mystery set during the the world’s first stock market crash, which will give some insight into what happened nearly 300 years ago, wrapped up in a story of pugilism and prostitution. And then, once you’ve finished A Conspiracy of […]

Video Poetry (Patriotic Edition)

Yeah, sure, this song may technically be about about the fight for Irish freedom, fighting against an oppressive British regime, but the sentiment is valid in every nation being oppressed by its government, including our own. For if anyone believes that the citizens of the United States are truly free anymore, they are seriously deluded. […]

Revolutionary Thursday

A NATION’S STRENGTH What makes a nation’s pillars high And it’s foundations strong? What makes it mighty to defy The foes that round it throng? It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand Go down in battle shock; Its shafts are laid on sinking sand, Not on abiding rock. Is it the sword? Ask the red […]