Respect the Damn Bubble, Y’all

Last week, after a particularly frustrating trip to the store, I posted the following on social media: All in all, it was a less-than-optimal outing. In the comments of the post in question, someone gently pointed out that the CDC had dropped the social distancing recommendation a few months prior. And, while that’s true, it […]

January 6, 2021, A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

This past Wednesday, I saw a Confederate flag being paraded through the United States Capitol building. I’ve got to tell you, that’s something I never thought I’d see. Now, I’m not so naïve as to think people wouldn’t stoop low enough to display the flag of a failed state that made war on the United […]

Generation Jones

When we were old enough to sit up on our own, Mom and Popplopped our impressionable, young (still developing?) brains down in front of the boob tube and we watched in rapt fascination asthe mightiest nation on earth got its ass handed to it by little people in black pajamas and sandals made from shit […]

Who Will Survive the Zombie Apocalypse That Will Inevitably Close Out 2020?

Greetings, beloved. I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me and I apologize for that. But finishing a degree in the middle of a pandemic took a large part of my available bandwidth. Also, I’ve come up with several interesting, timely topics, only to them blown out out the water by whatever […]

Trump Impeachment: He’s Acquitted

Friday, the Senate voted along mostly along party lines not to hear witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The end result was 51-49, with Mitt Romney and Susan Collins breaking ranks to side with the Democrats. And, over the past few days, I’ve seen numerous posts on social media about it. They haven’t […]

Sacrificed on the Altar of the Armalite

More shootings, more people murdered. More hand wringing while nothing of consequence is done. I guess this is where are now. That’s a statement doesn’t apply to a whole lot in this country. I mean, America has always been RacistSexistHomophobic But we used to at least care about people. Now, even our kids are sacrificed on […]

What Next From the Racist-in-Chief?

Writing about the current political climate isn’t an easy job these days. There are two reasons for that: 1) Under the administration of the human hairball who currently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, scandals fly by so quickly that, by the time I’ve figured out what to say about one, two others have entered the news […]

The Man in the Silver Frame

Jen was preparing dinner when her daughter, Ellie, looked up from her coloring book and said, “Mama, when is my little brother getting here? That caught Jen off guard. “Sweetie, you don’t have a little brother.” Maybe she was playing. Ellie loved to pretend and had numerous imaginary friends. “But I will, Mama. You have […]

So It Goes

As some of you may know, my brother, Jeff Rieves, was diagnosed with advanced metastatic melanoma a couple of months ago. Earlier this year, we began realizing something was up due to some uncharacteristic behavior and when he finally got checked out, doctors found multiple tumors throughout his brain and body. There was treatment indicated […]

I Am Not a Sports Fan

It’s the Monday after the Superbowl and I’m dreading it. Why? Because I know that I’ll be peppered with questions like, “Did you see that play last night?” or “Man, ________ is GOAT, isn’t he?” And, I’m going to have dip into my bag of ambiguous responses and say “Oh, man. That was something!”, “You […]