The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

while waiting for inspiration…

(I wrote this piece while I struggled with the recent book review. The previous words were eventually scrapped and I started fresh. This was the writing exercise that helped me … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 8 Comments

Thoughts on…Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Idioms That Are Not as Innocent as They Seem

Outtakes If you want to see the actress in the nude, you will have to look at the outtakes. Okay, sure, parts of a film that for whatever reason did … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Idioms for the 4th of July

Fittingly, here are two examples where immigrants are front and center. Doesn’t grow on trees “You have to work hard in America, my friend” John said to the naïve immigrant, … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Idioms for People Who Wish To Feel Ridiculed

As I have said in previous postings, my bride is not indigenous to the United States of America.  I often say certain phrases without thinking, commonly known as idioms, only … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

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