Gaslight, when used as a verb, means — to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation. The phrase became popular after the movie, ‘Gaslight,’ was released in 1944. In the film, an abusive husband secretly and repeatedly dimmed and brightened the gaslights in the house while accusing … Continue reading “What do you Weigh…100 pounds?”
Social media is dangerous. Although it’s horrifying, I’m not speaking about criminals live-streaming their violence or online bullying that devastates so many children, teens, and adults to the point of suicide. I’m talking about the rest of it. It is a soul-sucking time thief that distorts our view of of society with impossible images, portrayals … Continue reading Five Facebook Free Hours
I can’t seem to pull my thoughts together this week. It’s my ACDC, or maybe it’s the overwhelming amount of political criminal behavior in the news that has gotten to me. The bad guys are winning—for now. This story is heartbreaking. Video footage of the murder of a 25-year young black man, Ahmaud Arbery, jogging … Continue reading This Has Not Been My Favorite Week
I grew up in Chicago before winters became mild. Chicago winters today are, like creamy peanut butter, for wimps. There can not be two opinions on this, because it is not opinion, it is a fact. Real men and women eat crunchy peanut butter. Likewise, pre-Y2K Chicago winters were crunchy, super crunchy, the stuff of … Continue reading Super Crunchy Chicago Winters in the Days of Yore
I haven’t been posting as often as I usually do for good reason, but today I’m taking a break from the arduous task of growing out my unibrow to fill you in (get it?) on one of many current events. As I mentioned in a post earlier in the month, hospitals across the country have … Continue reading Where is the Stockpile of Masks?
What to complain about today? There is so much corruption and there are so many lies in government right now that I can't pick a topic to write about, and I don't want to. I don't want to write about the Wisconsin primary election. Democratic Governor Tony Evers tried to postpone it, due to his … Continue reading No News is Good News- But There’s News