|| I have always been a science, aviation, and spaceflight nerd, and the idea of going to distant worlds remains a wonderful dream. Since the closest we will foreseeably get in my lifetime is our various space agency’s probes, I have always been a fan. So I remember my excitement for the Cassini-Huygens mission to … Continue reading Cassini’s Night
Poems are, perhaps, the easiest and hardest way for us to convey our innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, and dreams (to name a few). This is my home for the poetry of our time, and not only will I be posting my own poems here, but I want to share other’s poems as well. All of my poems are posted under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. All other poems are copyrighted by their author unless otherwise specified, and any and all rights will continue to be held solely by them.
Toxic False Equivalencies
A couple days ago Conservative cartoonist Glenn McCoy once again exemplified the Republican penchant for false equivalencies. As you can see below, he tried to compare billionaire Betsy DeVos to six year old Ruby Bridges in Normal Rockwell's iconic The Problem We All Live With. DeVos not only has no experience in education, but she donated thousands of … Continue reading Toxic False Equivalencies
Twitter Valentines Poems
I posted some politically themed Valentines Day poems on Twitter yesterday, riffing off the venerable, "Roses are red, Violets are blue..." Regardless of your thoughts on the content, you gotta admit I did pretty good with the meter! For posterity: Roses AREN'T red! Violets AREN'T blue! Says the new @GOP, Gaslighting you. Roses are red, … Continue reading Twitter Valentines Poems
Plain, Plaid Dress
The inspiration for this poem hit last week and I started writing it then. It is the first poem I've written in, literally, years, and it is most definitely a product of the current turmoil coming from President Bannon's pushing of White Nationalism on the nation. Plain, Plaid Dress A town, a city, a quiet suburb? … Continue reading Plain, Plaid Dress