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Craig McCartney

By Any Other Name

Well, we got through the first day of the impeachment hearings with no problem.  I stayed very attentive during the opening statements and through the round of initial questioning by the more professional counsel of the two sides.  But once we got to the five minutes a piece for each member of the committee (the in search of a sound-bite […]

Rashomon Redux with a Helping of Streisand

Memory being a somewhat fuzzy commodity, I’m not clear on when I first saw Akira Kurosawa’s brilliant Rashomon.  I think I was in college, and it probably was part of a film series offered by the school.  In any event, it was years ago, and my remembrance of it has been about the four characters offering different versions of the […]

The Great Divides

It starts at birth, when each new bundle of joy is wrapped in either a blue or pink blanket, and the gender based conditioning begins. Before anyone even gets to Kindergarten, the concept of sex is introduced and, perhaps more importantly, the idea of the “opposite” sex. In the binary system I was born into, that put basically half of […]

A Personal Parable

Growing up, my grandmother lived with us until her death when I was nine.  From that point until I went off to college, it was just Mother, Daddy, and me.  Two opinionated adults and a somewhat precocious child. If Mother and Daddy had been of one mind in their points of view, my childhood could have been an indoctrination.  But […]

Shredding, Shopping & Shoes

Karl loves the paper shredder.  I would rather bite a concrete curb than hear the horrible sound it makes.   So on those rare occasions when I have to use it, I break his “one sheet at a time” rule and end up stuffing too much paper into the slot.  Then that grinding slows down to a growl and then a groan and then nothing. […]

Them Dems

Impeachment, polls, Giuliani, and DeGeneres have left precious little time for the Democratic presidential primary campaign.  So, with yet another debate next week, here’s a little recap to remind you who’s still in the game…sort of.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

In less fraught political times, the Amber Guyger trial for the murder of Botham Jean would have probably been the top national news story instead of being one of those “In other news” stories to which it was relegated.  After all, with a white female police officer killing a black man in his own living room being the story line, […]

Off And Running

OFF AND RUNNING Unless you’ve been hiding somewhere off the grid—and there’s some good reasons to do just that—it isn’t news that Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump and his now infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, as well as his administration’s attempts to cover up the whistleblower complaint that […]

I Can Drive 55

Well, it seems you can teach an old dog new tricks. Maybe not the four-legged variety, although I know just the dog whisperer par excellence if you need one. But one of the two-footed kind, whose right one is way heavier than the left. It may be hard to imagine today when oil companies have such influence in Washington, but […]

A Queen Speaks

Saying that no one can throw shade like a queen leaves one open to the charge of stating the obvious, kind of like the newscasters this week telling us that the barrier islands affected by Hurricane Dorian are surrounded by water. (Perhaps they are looking for a job in the Trump administration.)  And, before anyone jumps up my backside, I’m […]

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