Perspective

I am one of the most privileged people I know. I have the privilege of looking at the election’s issues in the abstract; issues are often abstract to people in my fortunate position. No one is systematically killing people who look like me; cops’ eyes glide right off of me as I shop; my permanent birth control was simple and covered by insurance; nobody protests anything I do. It’s like I’m invisible–no, it’s like I’m protected by an invisible bodyguard of privilege. [Read more…]

How Can A Cuttlefish Be So Prolific?

Still pen-and-ink, but eight pens at a time.

Long story, but below the fold is a commissioned piece by artist Ratna Pappert. I can’t say enough about her (I have other examples of her work in my office); this one, I hope, will be part of the metaphorical tote bags available when I make my Patreon really public. Truth is, I am only posting this to force myself to do the things I need to do to make that happen. [Read more…]

“Mitch McConnell STFU” (Roy Zimmerman)

I know a thing or two about writing a lot of topical rhyming verse on deadline. Roy Zimmerman is taking it a step further and adding music; his newsletter today (what? You aren’t already receiving it? Sign up!) announces the beginnings of a Song of the Week for each week between now and the general election–34 new songs, 34 new videos by November 8! Below the fold, his first one, taking a quick look at how the GOP judiciary committee is “letting the people decide”. [Read more…]