Roger Waters, Live at the Amway Center 8-25-22

Writing about Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, to me, isn’t just writing about music. It’s writing political autobiography. Pink Floyd’s Animals was released in 1977. I was thirteen years old that year and had been introduced to Elton John, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Who, but didn’t catch up to Pink Floyd forContinue reading “Roger Waters, Live at the Amway Center 8-25-22”

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Beating Trump Isn’t Enough

Beating Trump Isn’t Enough   we have to beat the conditions that got him elected to begin with   When I was 14 I was asked by a friend of my parents if I was proud of being a Puerto Rican. I said, “No.” He said, “What, are you ashamed of it?” I said, “No,Continue reading “Beating Trump Isn’t Enough”

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Politics, Numbers, and Government

I have two British friends who dwell on the conservative side of the political spectrum. One of them lives here in the States and the other over in the UK. Less than two years ago ┬ámy US Brit friend ran for local office as a Republican. Since then, he’s become increasingly horrified with his partyContinue reading “Politics, Numbers, and Government”

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Why Donor Base Matters: Leeches vs. Producers

We all know that there are companies that produce things, like Apple and Google and Microsoft and GM, and there are people who work for them (represented by unions). These companies that produce things are who I’m calling the “producers”: tech and manufacturers and their employees. They are the representatives of our real economy, theContinue reading “Why Donor Base Matters: Leeches vs. Producers”

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NaPoWriMo: Day 9

“And did those feet…” Guest poet: William Blake And did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon England’s mountains green: And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures seen! And did the Countenance Divine, Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here, Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring meContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 9”

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