Category Archives: Longreads

“Such a nasty woman”-Donald Trump

Let this sink in, “Such a nasty woman”. That is what Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton last night towards the end of the debate, “Such a nasty woman”. No matter what you think of Hillary Clinton and her fitness to be the President of … Continue reading

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Searching for our field of peace

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Jalaluddin Rumi When I can’t sleep at night, when my mind is … Continue reading

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The Endangered White Male

“In the popular culture of the ’40s and ’50s, white men were role models. They were the detectives and cops who ran down gangsters and the heroes who won World War II on the battlefields of Europe and in the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Day Chuck Berry

Today is Chuck Berry’s 90th birthday. Whether you are a fan or not, and if you aren’t well I don’t even know what to think about you, prepare yourself for this, Chuck Berry invented Rock n’ Roll. That’s right. Without Chuck … Continue reading

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Pedaling through the farms

I think I have mentioned before that my Grandfather raised beef cattle, black Angus to be exact. He didn’t consider or refer to himself as a “farmer” he was a cattleman but it seems today, at least in my urban … Continue reading

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Tell me where you are from and I will tell you who you are

I have a cousin who grew up down the street from me. He was the oldest of six kids. Six kids who had the same parents, grew up in the same house, and went to the same school. He was … Continue reading

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Split Croaker

Last weekend I spent the day in the city that I grew up in. The weather sucked, so the activities we had planned to do outside were ditched and I ended up revisiting old places and old memories from my childhood. … Continue reading

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