Anyone who knows me knows that my disgust for Donald Trump ran deep way back before 2015. I spent hours upon hours trying to warn folks about what electing him would lead to, what it would do to the economy, the environment, our health if something like, I don’t know, a truly efficient virus suddenly […]Read more "Being Right Never Felt So Bad"
I stopped by Easton tonight to join my buddies Shawn and Kenny on their MicHop Podcast to talk about this weekend’s music festival and campout, SHAKEDOWN BY THE RIVER, American Education, and much more.Read more "Another Visit to MicHop Podcast: Weekend Fun, American Education, and Much More"
Took some time Sunday to head to the Groov Cafe in Montclair, NJ to read at my friends’ poetry night. Hope VandenAkker and Linda Everswick have been running these things for awhile now and it was an absolute pleasure to finally make it to one. The crowd was attentive and courteous and the readers were […]Read more "Reading at Hope & Linda’s Poetry Night (video)"
Sometimes I feel like the world is a broken record. It never seems to change. The patterns persist, and I spend far too much time caught up in the net. But this year (2015) there is a feeling that has fallen over the Earth like dry heat. At first, it’s comfortable—perfect even—but soon you feel […]Read more "On Modern Times"
Anyone with internet access has to be aware of the life sentence handed down to Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, which served as a virtual black market for whatever drugs a person desired. Like most things in this country, the prevailing voices fall towards the fringe: Ross is either a Libertarian hero who has […]Read more "Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, and Our Collective Stupidity"
Woke Up This Mornin’ “Quite impossible to copy, weird in interval and strange in rhythm; peculiarly beautiful” – Charles Peabody on early Blues music/singingRead more "Red, White, & Blues: A Brief History of the Blues"