Standing at the Wall

It’s the night before a Presidential election, which will be the 12th one of my lifetime (although that first one was just a few weeks after I was born), I’ve been tired of the process, as it has played itself for well over a year now. Since I voted early, it’s almost as if tomorrowContinue reading “Standing at the Wall”

Just call him Mitt Loaf

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I think I’ll take my old copy of Bat Out of Hell and throw it away now. Enjoy this before someone makes a copyright claim to put it out of its misery. UPDATE: And sure enough, some group named Red Pony Tours put inContinue reading “Just call him Mitt Loaf”

Still worthless

I picked my daughter up at school today, and then we proceeded to drive home. Along the way, we stopped at a red light, and there was a restaurant off to my left. I glanced at the TV screen inside the restaurant, and was greeted by Brian Williams doing the NBC Nightly news. I couldn’tContinue reading “Still worthless”

The Romney Files, Part II

To follow up on my earlier post with a number of pieces about the Republican nominee for President, here are some more of the thoughts that have previously appeared in this space. I worked one of my favorite writing topics, the music of Bruce Springsteen, into a post that appeared in early August. To theContinue reading “The Romney Files, Part II”

What you can measure, and what you can’t

My youngest daughter is in fourth grade. As she moves away from the primary grades, her teachers are encouraging her and her classmates to move from concrete, quantifiable thinking into more abstract, qualified terms. As we get older, it’s important to realize that concepts like happiness can’t be measured, but in many ways those areContinue reading “What you can measure, and what you can’t”

No, we ain’t gonna take it

I just came across a story that Dee SniderĀ of Twisted Sister, like Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and like Silversun Pickups, doesn’t want the Republican presidential candidates using his music at their campaign rallies. Romney and Ryan are trying to boost their support in some quarters by appropriating rock and roll, but theyContinue reading “No, we ain’t gonna take it”

What “that” is

Thursdays are the last day that I drive into the office during the week. Friday traffic in Chicago is bad, no matter where you’re driving to or when you’re on the road, so fortunately I can work at home on Fridays. But I had an epiphany of sorts when I was on the road thisContinue reading “What “that” is”

Safe from British bullets

Mitt Romney’s gone across the pond, and so far it’s not gone well for him. If the idea was to make him seem presidential on the global stage, it’s turned into just the opposite. If you don’t believe me, consider that #RomneyShambles is the top trending item on Twitter as I write this. It won’tContinue reading “Safe from British bullets”