Wave the Bloody Shirt

It’s not hard to find examples of politicians exploiting tragedy for cheap emotional gain. But it’s hard to imagine a more cynical episode than the stunt trump pulled last night during his congressional address. On January 28, just a week into the trump reign, our Commander in Chief green lighted a military raid in Yemen. […]

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Morning in America

Like so many of my friends and allies these days, I wake up every morning with one thought at the front of my mind: What fresh hell will Trump bring today? Maybe it will be careless antagonism of one of our long-standing international allies. We have always been at war with Australia! Bad hombres! Maybe […]

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My Favorite World #38

After an outpouring of reader demand, The Writer is back with My Favorite World, a (purportedly) once-weekly feature that highlights some things that make this my favorite world. I had stopped posting MFW after week 37 because it seemed to be not so popular. However, the application of true cash money attached to a request to […]

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The Further Adventures of Stanwyck – Your Necessary Diversion from the Ascension of Il Douche

Hello legions. It’s been a while. Today marks a transition. Obama to Trump. This is a damnably bitter pill to swallow. I barely slept last night. When I did sleep, I dreamt of a three-headed beast terrorizing me and my family. A little too on the nose, really. Whaddyagonnado? Here’s a mild palliative, a little something […]

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Still Out of Africa

A quick update on the Very Big Project. The interest and support has been fantastic, with more than 40 donors contributing to my efforts to travel to Uganda and follow this story. I’m especially grateful to Doug Blackburn for his generous coverage of this project in the Tallahassee Democrat. Fundraising Exceptional generosity from people like […]

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