….Evangelical Moose Poop …

...and our " Best Pretender " award goes to .....     There has never been anyone who has defended us and who has fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J. Trump. No one!” said Ralph Reed, the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s founder and chairman. Reed is partially right; for many evangelical … Continue reading ….Evangelical Moose Poop …

…Jony Ive and Apple’s Cult of Design …

... change of course... The man and his creation.  There will be stories of palace intrigue involving Jony Ive, the Apple Inc. design chief who announced Thursday that he is planning to exit the company after more than a quarter of a century. This is a simpler tale: It was time. Apart from Steve Jobs, the co-founder … Continue reading …Jony Ive and Apple’s Cult of Design …

… 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire …

Smoke on the Water In June 1969, a fire on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River—the last in a series of big blazes spanning decades—spurred the government to make sweeping environmental changes that altered the course of the country. Nobody’s really sure how many times the Cuyahoga River has caught fire. The consensus is 13, but there are … Continue reading … 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire …

… Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety…

My name is Wil Wheaton. I Live With Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety. I Am Not Ashamed. Last month, I spoke to NAMI’s Ohio statewide conference. Here are my prepared remarks. Before I begin, I want to warn you that this talk touches on many triggering subjects, including self-harm and suicide. I also want you to … Continue reading … Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety…

…‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ …

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/591640/recycling-plastics/ ‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ The documentary filmmaker Noah Hutton was at a scientific symposium when he first encountered Max Liboiron. “I kept hearing some of the sharpest, smartest critiques of [scientific] status-quo assumptions I’ve ever heard,” Hutton told me. “She engaged with other’s viewpoints totally empathetically, but would then forcefully challenge … Continue reading …‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ …

… Patrick Dennis Bowlen ….

Broncos owner Patrick Dennis Bowlen passed away last week at age 75, after a lengthy battle against Alzheimer’s disease Some of what he did...... Live 75 years. Own an NFL team since 1984. Have seven kids. Become close with numerous players. Serve as a prominent influence in league matters. And win three Super Bowls. For … Continue reading … Patrick Dennis Bowlen ….

… Cross-Channel Trip …

A report from Normandy. By A. J. Liebling June 23, 1944 Photograph by Canadian Official Photographer / IWM via Getty Three days after the first Allied landing in France, I was in the wardroom of an LCIL (Landing Craft, Infantry, Large) that was bobbing in the lee of the French cruiser Montcalm off the Normandy … Continue reading … Cross-Channel Trip …

… The Return of ‘That’s All, Brother’:

The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. On the night before the D-Day landings on June 6th, 1944, an aerial armada set out from England for Normandy. \These were transports, Douglas C-47 Skytrains (or Dakotas) … Continue reading … The Return of ‘That’s All, Brother’:

… Writing Is / Has Been On The Wall …

... Can We... or Will We... Read It? The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics urged the American public on Friday to pay careful attention to everything that’s going on with President Donald Trump’s administration. “Heed the signs and don’t underestimate the threat to our republic from within,” tweeted Walter Shaub, who … Continue reading … Writing Is / Has Been On The Wall …

… Millennials … Political Mis/Calculations …

Millennials could push American politics to the left — or totally upend them Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on March 12.  Trend-spotters love to blame millennials for simultaneously killing everything from porn, sex and divorce to beer, mayonnaise and the home-cooked meal. But in politics, at least, party leaders … Continue reading … Millennials … Political Mis/Calculations …

… Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …

Despite what dementia has stolen from the cerebral creator of “Deadwood,” it has given his work a new sense of urgency. David Milch in the converted garage of his bungalow, in Santa Monica. Photograph by Ryan Pfluger for The New Yorker David Milch, the television writer, lives with his wife, Rita Stern Milch, on a … Continue reading … Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …

… Mark Barnhouse on the Mall,

Architecture...and What Denver Has Lost If you grew up in Denver, certain names mean something to you that probably don’t mean a thing to the transplants living next door. Denver newcomers might have seen that Casa Bonita episode of South Park, but chances are good that they never visited Celebrity Sports Center, or know that … Continue reading … Mark Barnhouse on the Mall,

… Mayor Pete …

A Peek at Pete Buttigieg’s Rhodie Résumé Pete Buttigieg Illustration by João Fazenda In 1988, Spy magazine published a piece by Andrew Sullivan titled “All Rhodes Lead Nowhere in Particular.” In it, Sullivan made fun of the “bland eugenic perfection” of the typical Rhodes scholar. He was riffing on the old platitude “A Rhodes scholar … Continue reading … Mayor Pete …

… How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr …

Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive this president. By James Comey People have been asking me hard questions. What happened to the leaders in the Trump administration, especially the attorney general, Bill Barr, who I have said was due the benefit of the doubt? How could Mr. Barr, a … Continue reading … How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr …

… Does a Barr Shit In The Woods ?…..

.........Yes he did! .....w   Here is,as William Barr might call it, “the bottom line”: TheMueller report describes, in excruciating detail and with relatively few redactions, a candidate and a campaign aware of the existence of a plot by a hostile foreign government to criminally interfere in the U.S. election for the purpose of supporting … Continue reading … Does a Barr Shit In The Woods ?…..

..Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth …

Science says land conservation must double by 2030 to prevent dangerous warming and unravelling of ecosystems. Nature provides many key benefits, from a stable climate to clean air, that may be at risk, a new study warns. World leaders must increase their commitments to conserving land and water, and quickly, if a stable climate and … Continue reading ..Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth …

…Trump Is Wasting Our Immigration Crisis …

The system needs to be fixed, but “the wall” is only part of the solution. Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, wait to be allowed to apply for asylum in the United States. SAN DIEGO — On April 12, I toured the busiest border crossing between America and Mexico — the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in … Continue reading …Trump Is Wasting Our Immigration Crisis …

… Pete Buttigieg …

... Mayor Pete ... Newton’s third law of motion also helps predict America’s presidential succession. After Richard Nixon’s sleaze, voters picked a Georgian Sunday School teacher who promised never ever to lie to them. After eight years of interracial progress and cool intellectualism from Barack Obama, they chose Donald Trump. Whoever succeeds him is liable … Continue reading … Pete Buttigieg …

…3 Card Monte…

Barr’s March summary was a weapon used by Trump to gaslight the American people. Later today, William Barr, the US Attorney General, will release a redacted version of the Mueller Report. “Redacted”, of course, is a fancy word that means “censored for public viewing.” Because the nature of Barr’s redactions will not be known until … Continue reading …3 Card Monte…