Thursday, January 26, 2017

Light & Motion [1]

Sometimes, when you are on a bus in Queens, both your parents' point of origin & a place you were nonetheless surprised to find yourself living seven years, you hear a low-mouthed rambling whooshing kind of mealy mouthing behind you, in one of the dozen or so standard Caucausian Queens accents that were peripheral, not central, to your life growing up nearby: the one that, upon more regular exposure, has become your least favorite of the bunch and here he is, bus-close. A low-mouthed rambling whooshing kind of meal mouthing behind you, ever louder, ever more rambling complaining, pumping negative opinions, everyone's out to get me and it's not because I'm talking to myself in public about how no one but me understands and is horrible horrible they just don't know anything not like I do not like I do

Sometimes, this becomes your president talking

Sometimes, this sort of thing ends in impeachment, sometimes

Sometimes, self-ejection becomes a virtue.

Monday, January 02, 2017

George Michael

my pre-teenage & teenage & young woman selves, respect: he was sacred, and a beacon of, say, alternative sexiness, much like Prince and David Bowie. but listening to this now is like an elevator right back to how I felt then, my pre-teenage & teenage & young woman selves, discovering men, discovering rampant limitations right along with them, looking for and finding men who were also interested in transcending said rampant limitations, respect: George "this time I think that my lover understands me" Michael and Godspeed to your unapologetic sexuality, your hotness, scoffed at and belittled by men of a certain mindset (stuck), yet you had a clear religious bent, too, as I remembered watching the acoustic versions of Freedom '90, an anthem for a reason, an icon for a reason, and I remember you were treated like shit, outed, belittled, and the clear and understandable impact it had on you, and that mattered to a lot of people, and you seemed to overcome it. I mean, you know not everybody has got a body like you, both a body of work and a literal body like you, if that's any solace: not everybody has got a body like you, George Michael

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We're All Gary Now


Godspeed, Gary, Godspeed

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Nadir



Saturday, December 10, 2016

If Only, Virginia

What could be easier

than to write articles

and to buy Persian cats

with the profits?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Translation: The Test Float

Headline:
"Bolton Calls Regime Change 'the Only Long-Term Solution' in Iran"

Translation:
They want to launch a war in Iran, a long-term invasion, just like they did in Iraq.

Yes, I know what they said about Iraq. And I knew it was nonsense.

This is the test float

I already know what my next letter to those two will be about.
Dear Giggle Twins...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Even after bluster goes

Yes, I understand John Kasich won't take the post. Maybe he should, though. Maybe it's time for Republicans who hold themselves up as so responsible to step up and help their new leader--or help him at least as much as outgoing Democrat President Obama has and will. It would seem Obama was the one to break the news to Trump that he would need to replace the White House staff, what? Why? How does that happen? The incompetence, that's what scares me most of all. It stays, even after bluster goes

First of Many Notes, Calls, Et Al. to the Trump-Pence Administration

Yes, we're through the looking glass. Yes, I know the problems with Kasich, first and foremost his stripping away of women's health care and Planned Parenthood, accompanied by the usual nonsense rationalizations for lady suppression from a man who may or may not be able to identify different parts of the female autonomy with any accuracy. However: See sentence 1.

Hi, there. I am a liberal native New Yorker, now based in California, who is writing for two reasons.

1. I'd like to convey my deep, sincere concern about the potential appointment of Rudy Giuliani to the post of Secretary of State. This is not a partisan issue for me, though I do not agree with his policies, nor do many police leaders in this country, which is turning toward community policing and away from the authoritarian and ineffective stop and frisk policy. However, my true worry is that I don't feel he's stable or diplomatic enough to work with diverse world leaders and representatives. He yells, he screams, he gets red faced, he inadvertently spits on people, both literally and figuratively. I don't think he would serve your administration well, or at all; in contrast, I believe he would put us all at risk with his inability to control himself in public.

2. I'd like to make what I think is a great suggestion that would have some partisan cross-over appeal: Appoint John Kasich as Secretary of State. He has strong executive experience, is diplomatic and generally well regarded by all of his colleagues, and strikes me as a modest, hard-working person who reaches across the aisle, when you review his achievements. I hope you will appoint him or someone with these qualities.

Thanks very much.