Call it what you want, it’s part of America’s greatness

Call it what you want, it's part of America's greatness

My good friend Bill Warriner informs me: “If memory serves, it was the Canadian Marshall McLuhan back in the 1960s who predicted (in Understanding Media) that America would destroy itself by breaking up into smaller and smaller warring tribal groups and I thought he was nuts. Now I think he was a genius.”

Yes, Bill, I agree. And how is it that others seem to understand us better than we understand ourselves?

“It’s perfectly safe . . .”

Just a thought . . .


On deconstructing the 2nd Amendment…




Happy Birthday, Tom!

Cat jumping over a birthday cake
Got a fun birthday card from my daughter and son-in-law, which inspired this verse (eat your heart out, Hallmark!):

An angelic cat with a party hat
jumped over a birthday cake.
I hope his leap was sufficiently steep –
   for the fur on his tummy’s sake!

At Last . . .

Ellen DeGeneres speakingAh, at last some ‘traditional values’ that stand up and speak clearly and aren’t code for ‘shut up and stick your head in the sand’:

“I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for. I also believe in dance.” Ellen DeGeneres, quoted on FB.

Speaks for itself

To diminish another's humanity is to abdicate one's own.

Shifting modes

Some people are obsessed with their starring roles in this soap opera we’re all part of. I’d encourage them to check out this song. It might make life – theirs AND ours – a little sweeter.

What do you think?

Whither the modern Rama?

“There comes a time in the history of every civilisation when, for the sake of human dignity, men turn their backs on it.” Aubrey Menen, The Ramayana, as told by Aubrey Menen (1954)