[This op-ed was originally published in Communities Digital News, the former online op-ed arm of The Washington Times, on June 18th, 2015. It was redacted the same day. Please go here to read the full story of why it was banned] There is very little I can relate to regarding Rachel Dolezal. Her gender, her […]
Apparently I have attracted the attention of some folks who routinely do this to revisionist sites. Some charming individuals conducted what’s called a “denial of service attack,” which is engineered to slow a website to a crawl. Some well-meaning friends have attempted to alert me to the identities of the perpetrators, but the truth is, […]
There’s an old tale, popularized by W. Somerset Maugham, but with roots in ancient times, called the “Appointment in Samarra.” I’ll summarize it. A wealthy dude sends his best servant to the marketplace to buy groceries. While picking out vegetables, the servant turns around to see the Grim Reaper.
I stopped reading the L.A. Times in 2005, as a health precaution. My blood pressure was too high, and coming face to face every morning with the grotesque example of what passes for the “newspaper of record” in the city of my birth was not helping. Prior to going cold turkey, I had penned a […]
If you’ve ever wondered where those anti-Republican and anti-Christian jokes come from – the ones you see at the Academy Awards, on late-night talk shows, and pretty much everywhere else in Hollywood, look no further than David Feldman, a multiple Emmy Award-winning comedy writer (one of his Emmys was for his joke writing for the […]
* Human beings have some odd sexual fetishes. My friend of over twenty-two years, Liz Lightspeed (no need to hide her identity – she’s very proud of, and public with, what she does) makes her money choking guys unconscious and being paid to pose with other women pretending to fight. Not entirely my thing, but […]
* Want to learn a magic trick? Cool, here’s a real simple one, incredibly basic. Take a deck of cards – any deck – and palm one particular card (that is, cradle it in the palm of your hand). Have your “mark” shuffle the deck, cut the deck, basically do whatever they want to the […]