Saturday, June 23, 2018


Captivating: Been feeling inundated by the flood of alpha male testosterone gushing from Washington lately?  Then you need to pick up a copy of, “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman (Little Brown, 2016).  A single sentence on the book jacket describes it perfectly: “A fierce new power has emerged----and only women have it.”  And that’s just the start.  But the ending will surprise you.  This gem of a book is a journey through an alternate universe that is vastly different from our own, yet somehow exactly the same.  This book is a Must Read!

Walter Lide

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Will 2018 Be Canceled? You Can Bet On It!

It's obvious to me that most politicians enter that carrier to either make money or to make more money.  It's a sweet deal provided you have what it takes; a lot of narcissism and a little bit of sociopathy.  Having said that, there must be someway to make lots of money from politics without having to become a politician.

 And a friend of mine  has figured out a way.   While most everyone else argues and bets on whether or not the Democrats will flip the House and impeach the president, my friend, Junebug, sees a whole different set of issue. "The Man be doing all kinds of weird shit and getting away with it," he told me.  "And if the Democrats win the House, the president will be impeached and there will be all kinds of investigations and other shit hitting the fan.  If that's the case, lot of rich white dudes gonna go to jail and become somebody's bitch.  Now do you really think those other rich white dudes in Washington are gonna let that happen?  And that's something I'm taking bets on."  Granted, my friend Junebug may be a crazy, but he's crazy like a fox and thinks like a sociopath.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

News From the Future

Rumor Has It: If Robert Muller is fired as Special Counsel, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will replace him with Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and an informal adviser on cyber security to the White House. Neither the Republican controlled House nor Senate plan on voicing any opposition. According to several DOJ sources, should Giuliani be unable to assume the position, the job will go to Devin Nunes, the current chair of the House Intelligence Committee. A high profile White House aide recently speculated to a group of reporters. "We're expecting full compliance from our people in congress."

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Me, the President and Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law: We've all heard of it and most have experienced it at one time or another. But sometime round the mid-seventies I came across a life changing book by Tom Robbins, "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." And it was a book written and published especially for the 70s.
To make a long story short however, I experienced a reference in that book to Murphy’s Law, which I like to call, “The Robbins Addendum": “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and it can be used to your advantage provided, of course, things go wrong enough.” It's a good way of dealing with crazy, unreasonable work environments and/or bosses. Besides creating total chaos and distraction, it often mucks up the evil agenda of the powers that be, which can be both satisfying and entertaining. And if it's done with a little humor, honesty and sensitivity, it's usually fun, of little harm and may even shine a bit of light into the dark. But in 2018 I'm seeing how dark and harmful the Robbins Addendum can actually be. When done for narcissistic, vengeful and/or petty reasons, the Addendum can get very scary. But oh well, I've created my share of fun and entertaining chaos but now I am seeing its darker side and it isn't pretty. But what can I say? What goes around comes around.

Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius