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Humanity’s Windigo Fate – 3

Recently, I have been submitting posts showing progress on the writing of my MS about a metaphorical Windigo and the state of the world today. I am pleased to relate that the MS has been published on Amazon as a Kindle eBook. The date of publication was October 12, 2021, Indigenous People’s Day. Indigenous Peoples […]

Humanity’s Windigo Fate – 2

Some of my ancestors were active participants in the invasion of what is now called “New England.” In my manuscript I relate a portion of the story of how they confiscated the land of New England in Massachusetts and Connecticut. They founded Springfield, Massachusetts and several other towns, of course without […]

Humanity’s Windigo Fate

For the last couple of years I have been working on a manuscript centered initially on the movements of my family starting in the seventeenth century. This was not merely an exercise. I wanted to show how members of my family were involved in the expropriation of land occupied by various Indigenous Americans […]

On the Election of Donald Trump

First Thoughts:

From “Hard Times Come Again no More” by Stephen Foster:

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears; Oh! Hard times come again no more.

When Clinton was giving her concession speech […]

Notes on Talk of Bombing Syria.

N.B.: This post is perhaps no longer as topical as it was a month ago, but I stand by the sentiments.

Truthdig announced as “Truthdigger of the Week” for September 1, 2013 all those who remain skeptical about the claims by the Obama administration regarding the use of sarin gas by the Syrian military against […]

On Capitalism, Version 2012

An Op-Ed in the New York Times for March 13, 2012 by Thomas Friedman expounds on a new book, “Power, Inc.” by David Rothkopf, editor-at-large and chief executive of Foreign Policy. Rothkopf is apparently (I have not yet read the book, just Friedman’s Op-Ed about it) expounding on the future of Capitalism. No longer facing […]

Guatemala and the Sins of Capitalism

This is not a post about Guatemala, not in particular. It’s about treachery. It seems there is no limit to the chicanery of modern capitalists. It is so tiresome writing on this blog, writing about things for which I feel I have a useful message, with virtually no one reading what I write, and yet […]

Obama, bin Laden, and Bank of America

Last night came the welcome news that Osama bin Laden is no more. There are those who will say that they will seek revenge against the Crusaders for murdering the apostle of a return to the seventh century. Never mind that bin Laden, or at least al Qaeda collectively, has killed far more Muslims than […]

Owls and Such, Taking the Sunset Limited

Today I received an email from Care 2 action Alerts soliciting my signature on a petition to seek punishment for a soccer player from Panama who apparently kicked the live owl mascot of the opposing team from Colombia. The owl died a few hours later. I resisted even opening this message, as I have had […]