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On Writing (Sort Of)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
When I say someone is a “serious writer,” I do it secretly during a private, one-sided conversation with myself. Because the public sharing of artistic output is often so randomly and arbitrarily judged, who really cares what I think?   

Considering Pre-'Spotlight' Reporting on Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests

0 Comments · Friday, February 5, 2016
Thirty years ago, Jason Berry and National Catholic Reporter ignited Americans’ awareness of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Yup, it’s been in the news media at least that long.
  

Worst Week Ever! Feb. 03-09

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Poverty expert says Cincy is doing a good job dealing with the poors; wealthy influencers invest megabucks on local politician; tea party happy to offer idiotic input on heroin problem and more. 
  

Like Water for Black People

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
America has either been denying black Americans access to all manner of water to drink or it has let us drown; drown in filthy hurricane water or, as in Flint, Michigan in the tainted water flowing into the tubs and sinks of poor blacks and whites there.  

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 27 - Feb. 02

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Kasich stands zero chance of earning nomination, comes up with rad idea anyway; wacko Texas politician diagnosed with Obamacare; Enquirer takes down accurate headline over some bullshit and more.
  

In God She Trusts

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The last time I laid eyes on Tracie M. Hunter, she was somewhere in the morass of a battle royale — a July 15, 2014, packed-room, pre-trial hearing before Judge Norbert Nadel.   

Police-Shooting Stats and the Media

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
While federal officials dithered, The Washington Post and U.S. staff of London’s daily Guardian compiled lists of Americans killed by law enforcement last year.   

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 20-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Local political windbags share more opinions about sports; Ohio Republicans create medical marijuana task force to help themselves; Buckeye State best at making annoying phone calls and more.  

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 13-19

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Maine governor debuts plan to combat heroin epidemic with old-fashioned racism; record Powerball jackpot is chance to become God, despite what haters say about odds; streetcar hours pique interest of argumentative Cincinnatians and more.
  

Ch-Ch-Changes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
David Bowie’s self-appointed alien status was nothing, a mere indulgence, compared to the Alien Nation we relegated him to.  

Media Complicity in Anti-Arab Anger and Fear

0 Comments · Friday, January 8, 2016
I’m sickened by mainstream news and opinion media complicity in our anti-Muslim, anti-Arab anger and fear.
  

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 06-12

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
GM sees potential in drunk people with smartphones; Ohio Secretary of State rules that politicians' names don't matter; Enquirer publishes incredibly racist, idiotic opinion letter and more.
  

... and Justice for All?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
During the long winter’s nap of the University of Cincinnati’s winter break wherein “Netflix and chill” ruled the day, in my bloodlust for true crime murder mysteries I came across Making a Murderer.   

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 30-Jan. 05

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Hilarious weed-smoking sloth makes smoking weed look fun; Kasich does something that kind of makes it sound possible for convicts to get jobs; feds mock lack of sensible immigration policy by making jokes about Santa's reindeer and more.
  

The World, It Softly Lulls

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I have a healthy respect for death, as a marker of absences and a gauge of time. Since 2015 knocked me to my literal knees, then on my ass for what looks like the long haul, I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with death but keenly aware and unafraid of it.