Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*

* Angst, Sadness, and Stagnation. Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, May 27, 2022. It is a hot late spring day – another reminder that meteorological summer[1] (June 1 to August 31) begins next week. Currently, the temperature is 85°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*”

On Trump-Era Politics: Flags, Pledges, Memes, and Damnable Conservative Lies

“One of the hallmarks of the Trump era is the alacrity with which intelligent people embrace stupidity.”― Stuart Stevens, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump Over the past few years – and certainly during the 2020 Presidential election process –  Facebook and Twitter users have noticed a flood ofContinue reading “On Trump-Era Politics: Flags, Pledges, Memes, and Damnable Conservative Lies”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 5, 2022, or: Playing Whack-a-Mole with Ads from ‘Patriot’ Groups on Facebook

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. It is a cool winter day – by Florida standard, at any rate. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 5, 2022, or: Playing Whack-a-Mole with Ads from ‘Patriot’ Groups on Facebook”

On Contemporary America: Conspiracy Buggery, Social Media, and the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie Saga

Conspiracy Buggery Unless you have been stuck out on Gilligan’s Island or don’t pay attention to any news, you no doubt have heard about the Gabby Petito/Brian Laundrie case. You couldn’t have missed this story otherwise; the tale of a twenty-something couple (she was 22, he was 23) that set out in July in aContinue reading “On Contemporary America: Conspiracy Buggery, Social Media, and the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie Saga”