My impression in the past century is that our cultural accouterments have taken a design shift for the worst.  Furnishings and clothing used to reflect how a human being moved, worked, and lived, they were part of how we expressed ourselves.  Now these mass-produced it...

I very much miss walking about with the breeze on my face, arms, and legs—it was such a visceral pleasure.  I am glad that I realized the joy of a breeze for the years I had it.  Recently I was wheeled about in a medical complex, from one pointless, expensive test to a...

I cannot clear off the small and trivial details of life to which I must attend, they come through my computer and onto my desk too fast.  Most days I manage to clear half a dozen or so invoices, notes, letters, records, corrections, queries, complaints, and what-have-...

I had my little dog named Big close by my side from 1989 to 2001, I still miss her from time to time.

I took Big with me almost everywhere I traveled, she was a most excellent companion.  Once she rode with me on a red, five-car tram through the Mammoth Cave complex in...

Every single speck of life dies, and most of us deeply regret our passing in pain, fear, and confusion.  So why is there still no cure for Old?  One would think that a cure for Old would be the top priority in medical research, but no, we all carry on under the delusio...

AdroitWaterBear's online post to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cCtfni5XCs

Wikileaks' contribution to humanity has been to make truths about reality available to every human with access to the internet, as a given right to know

Before Julian Assange created Wikileaks p...

Remembering a poem that I wrote in 2009, of a colder winter than this year, I illustrated the poem with my impression of an icing of snowy words lighting my view of a purple night.

Each of my seventy years of life have been marked by others' fearful whispers, "The clima...

Pain in my shoulders is impairing my ability to dress.  Every time I reach around myself or lift my arms, I have piercing pain following by a deep sustained ache.  For the umpteenth time I have sought medical help.  They are quite good at imaging, but can they ever HEL...

I received a solicitation via email from Bernie Sanders today.  Why is this candidate so offputting to me?  I will tell you why.

Mr. Sanders begins his soliciation for campaign money with "Sisters and Brothers - " and concludes "In solidarity".  That is not the sta...

My perception of my late mother's interpersonal skills is that she would often sneak up on people, metaphorically kick them in the shin, then run away crying that they did not like her.  I was always flummoxed as to how to comfort her in this, especially as the one wit...