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A Snippet of Truth

I don’t believe in coincidences, accidents, or luck . . . any more than blaming another (which is irresponsibly cruel), remaining silent (as in an accomplice), telling lies, or passing the buck. 2,823 more words

Housing Crisis in New York

Michael Greenberg in NYRB identifies the lack of affordable housing as a humanitarian crisis.

The cause of the crisis is the removal of rent stabilized apartments, 1,540 more words

In The News

Cat’s been Away, Let's Play With A Secret or Two

You know the old saying, “When the cat’s away . . . . the mice will play”? Well, if you don’t, you heard it now . 1,892 more words

Oh goody, something else to label as addictive and dangerous. Because we were running low on things to clutch our pearls about.

Lots of profanity, so be warned. Not all of my posts will have it, not making excuses for it, don’t need to be lectured on how it’s not necessary, and if it really twists your panties in a knot, then you might want to just stick to my Facebook page. 1,559 more words


Metropolitics and the Psychology of White Victimhood

Let me open this post with a caveat. The violent display of white supremacist mobilization in Charlottesville, mobilization organized around a set of white grievances and a narrative of white persecution, is disgusting and, as the philosopher Jules Winnfield might say, not in the same league as some more mundane expressions of white grievance around property taxes or school boundaries or other aspects of metropolitics. 1,705 more words

In The News

The Green Jewel, Part 2.

Brian and Phillip managed to get a room for a discount, but there was only one bed, a table, and a pull out sleep sofa. Interestingly enough, the pull out sofa was more comfortable than the bed, but Brian wasn’t going to tell Phillip. 1,080 more words


Snags & Barricades

Writers block is no longer that treacherous monster that stops writers getting inspired.

The block has now become a form of shelter, a barricade to hide behind to stop people from finding out how we are really wired. 607 more words