Flash Fiction Fridays
- 100 DAYS – 100 STORIES 2010
- Current Affairs
- MY WORK
TagsA Death in The Family At Swim Two Birds Barthes BASS Black Swan Green Blindness BLOGGING Borges Calvino Clockwork Orange Confrontation Consolation of Philosophy Cormac McCarthy DeLillo EDUCATION Faulkner Flatland Geronimo Sandoval Glimmer Train Henderson The Rain King if on a winter's night a traveler Ishiguro Jamestown Kundera Life of Pi LITERATURE Margaret Atwood Marquez Master and Margarita Munro Murakami Peter Taylor Plato Ploughshares POETRY provinces of night REALITY St. Augustine Steinbeck Suttree The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tropic of Cancer Updike William Gay WRITING
"I will breakfast from the cupboard where uneaten dreams are kept"
"I foresee the successful future of a very mediocre society."
Category Archives: CURRENT AFFAIRS
…to work outside the now standard box of technology. In today’s New York Times, an interesting and enlightening article on “The Case for Working With Your Hands.” The Princeton economist Alan Blinder argues that the crucial distinction in the emerging … Continue reading
I wonder if they waited four hours before calling a M.E.?
After biting my tongue through several nights of this ad (In This Together Connecticut) I find myself needing to make comment. The ad is state-employee minded–which of course I’m not at all against–but is tipped and twisted by one group … Continue reading
Thanks to Ronni Bennett for the post notice on this New York Times Article, whereby Democrat Senators Baucus (MT) and Harkin (IA) propose: Congress is seriously considering proposals to provide tax credits or other subsidies to employers who offer wellness … Continue reading
The more I read the more I believe there should be further investigation of the tactics used in torturing prisoners and establishing legality. I’m not necessarily looking for blame purposes, but for the future. As Americans being represented by the … Continue reading
Lots of interest in the release of the so-called torture memos, and lots of interesting and deeply intense questions arise. I suppose I’m not interested in the legalities as much as the morality of the use of torture. For one … Continue reading
This Hartford Courant poll on the issue this week regarding students on two state campuses requesting the right to carry concealed weapons on campus show some surprising results (NOTE: I’ve been updating the chart below): Guns on Campus? Yes (5667 … Continue reading
Interesting–but not surprising–article this morning regarding the tendency to not spend money in a bad economy even when your income/employment is considered relatively secure. The frugality of the Kimberlins and Scanlons and millions of other Americans who still have their … Continue reading
It’d be nice to think that this whole “change” thing in American politics was smart enough to recognize what may deeply delay any recovery plans. It’s a little thing about the Baby Boomer generation and how they’re getting laid off … Continue reading
We get several local weeklies and in going through one this morning, I see a story unfold that is more personal, more poignant than the news on TV, the internet, or big newspaper articles. It is the story of the … Continue reading
Typical misguided misuse of stimulus funds: Governor Rell (CT) wants a portion of those federal funds to go to a program designed to crack down on sexual predators. Is the program worthy and important? Yes, of course it is. Was … Continue reading
At least China’s, according to the Chinese Premier who claims it is showing “positive changes.” Yeah, well, it’s hard not to make money on foreigners willing to buy drywall that interacts dangerously with heat and humitity, toys loaded with lead, … Continue reading
When, oh when, will Americans wise up and refuse to buy any more Chinese junk? Knauf Drywall Fiasco Biggest Homes Defect Cast in U. S. History My God, people, can’t we even make our own drywall anymore? It may cost … Continue reading
Shades of The Road, Blind, and so many apocalyptic and disaster aftermath novels: More Squatters Call Foreclosures Home. Now there’s something to this that could have been good, could have worked, like not forcing the real owners to leave to … Continue reading
Well, at least the big bad corporations understand the unemployment and healthcare situation better than our government politicos: The Take Care Clinic at Wal-Marts offers “Free healthcare visits for our past, present, and future patients*, and their families, who lose … Continue reading