Breaking News–Justice Scalia is dead, at 79.
I am not the person to eulogize him, but I did write him a thank-you sepielle once, when his Windsor dissent proved a road map to marriage for all: [Read more…]
It’s tragedy, I won’t deny,
And everybody wonders “why?”
(They always do, when people die)
And argue… or discuss
The amateur forensics start;
His motives, actions, picked apart:
The hope is held, with all one’s heart
He isn’t “one of us” [Read more…]
The first school shooting happened, as the year had just begun;
I considered getting angry, but, you know, it’s only one. [Read more…]
It’s only a tax on the gullible;
These scammers are doing no harm
The people to blame,
To point at, to shame,
Are the people who fell for their charm! [Read more…]
I finally found the Invisible Woman!
Long thought to be merely a legend—but wait!
I’ve seen where she lives! In the comments on stories
As people re-frame the abortion debate! [Read more…]
He’s an isolated lunatic,
A sorry, troubled soul;
Just a mild-mannered, quiet sort
Who simply lost control [Read more…]
The products that we buy today
Are often full of DNA—
Consumers must be made aware!
But then may buy them… if they dare! [Read more…]
When it’s time for target practice
And the cops work on their aim
Then a simple, boring bull’s-eye
Isn’t scary—far too tame!
You need criminals to shoot at—
Or, at least, so goes the claim,
So in Florida, the targets have real faces! [Read more…]
You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
The truth is, it isn’t just pencils.
The truth is, it isn’t just pens.
The truth is, it isn’t just pictures and words,
As we look through the media’s lens. [Read more…]
The pen is mightier than the sword,
Or so we’re led to think;
When victims, far too young, may be
Immortalized in ink
Cold comfort for the families
When all is said and done—
“The pen is mightier than the sword”
That’s why they used a gun. [Read more…]