Monday, October 05, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Real or Reality Show?

trumpery [truhm-puh-ree]
noun, plural: trumperies.1. something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff.
2. nonsense; twaddle: "His usual conversation is pure trumpery."
3. Archaic. worthless finery.
adjective,4. of little or no value; trifling, worthless; rubbishy; trashy.
Late Middle English/Middle French1425-1475; late Middle English trompery deceit < Middle French tromperie, equivalent to tromp (er) to deceive + -erie -ery

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Greetings From Frost Lake!
Crystal Creek Reservoir
Pikes Peak Highway

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been dad's birthday. Gone but not forgotten! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Travel, Time, and Technology

As I sit writing this entry, in the First Class Cabin of a United flight from Denver to Newark, I am left to wonder at the way the world has changed. I’ve been reading a novel set in some indeterminate period of the past (train travel is still the big and hot thing in this book) and I marvel at the way the world has changed in the past half century.

Monday, May 11, 2015

You Are What You Read

In an attempt to better understand the Neo-Conservative mind, I decided to read the tome that they all seem to hold so dear: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. I am only about a third of the way through it, but can say that it is an interesting view in to the psyche of anyone who holds this book dear.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015


eloquence (el•o•kwence)
1. fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
"a preacher of great power and eloquence"
synonyms: fluency, articulateness, expressiveness, silver tongue, persuasiveness,forcefulness, power, potency, effectiveness

Friday, May 01, 2015

Bread And Circuses

“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.”
Satire #10

Monday, April 27, 2015

Since When!?

Listening to the weekend talking heads programs this past weekend, the spokesperson for the "Family Research Council" came out with a statement that sounds wrong - but I have no way of proving or disproving.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Well, Excuse Me!

This classic Steve Martin line was brought to mind recently as I was reading comments to a picture I posted to a cousin’s facebook page. Without wanting to start the controversy all over again here, suffice it to say, the cousin had made a comment that the satirical picture reminded me of and the sentiment of the caption was one that we both appreciated.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Waiting For Spring

This week’s brief sprinkling of snow reminds me that winter – even though it is already spring – is not, necessarily over!