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Saturday, December 23, 2017

What’s a Little Uncanny ?

How can  such discordance sound so harmonically true ?
In the ear of the beholder lies the answer. . -dP

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Riddle of the Universe

What is the riddle of the universe?  The circle squared is the answer.  If you can square it , you solved the riddle. -dP

Elemantery Social Studies

What’s a Free Press and why do we need one ?  Who would check the government without one?  You and me ?  We are the government. -dP

A Name Game ?

Can greed be defined by the name of a political party?  Greed thy name is known. . -dP

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

OK NoKay

The difference between justice and vengeance is great. Justice follows the rule of law as prescribed by a State while vengeance follows the rule of  law of one man's State of mind. -dP

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Another Name for a Name

If you have no respect for your neighbor's name, how can you expect respect for yourself?  -dP

Friday, July 7, 2017

Before You Make Up Your Mind

Music is mathematics put to melody. It is subjective while mathematics is objective. One is debatable while the other isn't. -dP

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Better Luck Next Time

Hitler died. He got to the Gates. He asked to see God. God came to the gate and said "What do you want Hitler"?  Hitler replied "Can I be forgiven? "  God asked "Why should you be forgiven Hitler"?    Hitler laughed.  God smiled and  walked away. -dP

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Not To Change the Subject But,

Did you hear the one about Me, Myself and I?  It seems I caught Myself in a lie and for the life of Me I cant figure out why I did it.  But I  admitted it to Myself and I guess we'll  all be better off for it.  -dP

Lets Hook Up

If it's a long day and you really want to "hook up" but don't want to do any work, try this:  Put an unlit cigarette in your mouth and let a woman suck the other end for a few seconds.  It's called False Positive Sex and it's as good as True Positive sex which is the same as simultaneous orgasms. You could do the same thing between two men but men do it under a new towards full moon while hetero couples do it under a full towards new moon. Lesbians don't do it without a male hook up first and then only under the full towards new moon like a hetero couple, but they don't need a cigarette with another women, just a man so they're seen in the eyes as a hetero couple. Men would show up in the eyes as hetero couples also but all of this is true if the days of the week are different for homo couples and hetero couples.  Lesbian couples use the same days as hetero couples and the electronics of human sexuality and biology keeps everyone in their proper circles so no one is offended.   It will soon be all the rage around the world.  Sex without the work or worry.  -dP

I Need an Ear With You

What is Deep State Government?  It's government of a very inner connection between men to get the President's ear and influence government decisions.  It operates by Deep Throat Technology/Biology/Sexuality.  It's a man's world in other words.  It's been going on since the 1950's or earlier and was first used in espionage circles by the Soviet and continues today in both US Political parties and in favor of United Russia in Moscow, Russia.  Richard M Nixon was the first President to be defined as a victim of Deep State Government.  He was done in by Deep Throat, one FBI man named Mark Felt. -dP

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Humorous Head

Head is a terrible thing to waste.  Don't get lost in yours.  -dP

Farce or Fart?

When does a state become a travesty of sovereign existence?  When it can't be defined any other way.  -dP

Why Am I Here Mommy?

I am here because of an act of sex or love.  One way or the other, I can't change that.  I already exist and there's no way out. Suicide won't work.  I exist always in some form or the other simply because I already exist.  -dP

To Be or Not To Be

I was created without my permission but not against my will.  I have intellect so I know this. It's what makes me a higher authority.  -dP

What's the Difference?

Never let them know you're lying, because they'll find out your telling the truth.  -dP

Friday, May 19, 2017

American Tune

Will the US Bill of Rights ever be popular again?  -dP

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


When does knowledge become a burden?  When it proves to be.   -dP

Monday, May 15, 2017

On Dimensions

Time is three dimensional, but space is non-dimensional. We leave time behind and take space with us.  It's called our soul.   -dP

On Nomenclature

A word by any other word means the same.  -dP

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The SoundTrack of My Mind

Do You Tube?  I Tube you Tube we all Tube for YouTube.    -dP

Monday, May 1, 2017

My Perpetual Life

On and on, on and on, on and on.  That's the way I see it.  I guess I'll have to get used to it because there's nothing I can do about it. I'm already here.   That's my perpetual life.  -dP

Saturday, April 29, 2017

What's In A Name?

For instance: The People's Republic of The United States of America. What if? What do you think?  How would it feel?   -dP

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Something To Look Forward To

Tomorrow.  It's always something to look forward to. At least for the most part.  But when you stop to think about it, even though it's only a day away, like the song says, "it's always a day away".  So if you're looking forward to it, you better keep your fingers crossed that it's the one that your looking forward to the next day.  Otherwise it might not ever get here. -dP

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On Worth

If, over the course of a lifetime you've picked up 100 pennies from the street, you've just earned a free $1.00.  Have you?  Will you?  Does your worth depend on it or are they not worth it?  What's worth what to you?  -dP

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Purple Orange

Freedom or love?  Is there a choice.?  .  -dP

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Truth and Consequences

Ask no questions and get no lies.  Ask no questions and get no answer.  What's the difference?  I don't want to know the answer. That's the difference.  -dP

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Perpetual Cigarette

If you smoke four, you've bought your first pack.  -dP

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wanna Hang Out?

Sixty-five year old Mall Rats don't retire.  At least not from life.  -dP

Monday, January 23, 2017

Holy Facts

There are all kinds of facts.  According to reports, there are now facts, damn facts and alternative facts... That's to quote a reliable source.  -dP

Pan's Concordia

Music is the soul of the Universe and the voice of us all.  -dP

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Nemesis of Self

Don't be a fool.  He only believes in himself.  And he's his own worst enemy.  Look in the mirror and see if you agree.  -dP

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Aristotle Sez

Man by nature is a political animal says Aristotle. But according to the Congressional Record politicians are an animal of a different nature all together.  -dP

Don't Worry Be Happy

Look on the brighter side of things.  For instance, they say that you can't cry over spilled milk.  But you can at least drink it through a straw.  -dP

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Penny for Your Thoughts

They're actually worth a lot. But about that penny:
to paraphrase Ben Franklin, "a penny found is a penny saved, a penny saved is a penny earned and a penny earned should be invested wisely.  -dP

Friday, December 30, 2016

Rock of Ages

Never ridicule age, for you will find that it will soon be upon you.  -dP

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Right Bank of New York

You've heard of the Parisian Left Bank.  In NYC we have something even better.  In NY City it's called  The Right Bank.  It's slightly to the right of Manhattan, when one is facing North, across the East River. It diagonally watches over the United Nations.   It's also known as Brooklyn USA.  Around NY State it's called NY's Second City.  It's really part of NY City, just one of it's Boroughs (counties) . It's filled with Americas best cultural and culinary locales,  and almost every language spoken on Earth.  It's also home to the Nets and the Islanders. Who could ask for anything more?  And just a subway ride away.  Cultural Delirium. -dP 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What Would Your Mother Say,

If she knew that you had just killed a little baby fetus?  She'd probably be upset. After all, she didn't kill you.  So why should you kill her grand baby fetus?  Could you tell her the reason?  Or maybe it would be too inconvenient.  You have the right?  But does your baby fetus' father have the same?  Maybe he should.  Or maybe no one should.  Either way.  The baby fetus is still dead, because you have the right to do what you want with your own body. But your baby fetus doesn't.     -dP

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The American Polis

A government of the people by the people and for the people. That's the American Polis.  What it isn't is an Autocracy, Plutocracy, Kelptocracy or Orligarchy.  Remember that Plato once said, that a democracy soon devolves into anarchy, because the sons of the sons of the Oligarch desire more and more of that which they need or want  to provide for themselves in a more "democratic life".   So what did you vote for?   Or it is necessary to do so?    -dP

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On Being Facitious

In all sincerity, I like being facetious because you can't tell if I am or I'm not.  Maybe I'm a comedian or maybe I'm just being truthful.. Either way I know what I'm saying. This is just for your own edification.  Don't tell anyone I told you.  -dP

Under Shirts v Tee Shirts

The decision is yours.  What to call them i.e.  But when taking everything into consideration, remember this:  an undershirt by name is meant to be worn under something, as in another shirt.  A Tee Shirt is designed to be worn as a stand alone outer garment.  Hence the difference.  So whether you call a Tee Shirt an  Undershirt or an Undershirt a Tee Shirt never forget that like the song says, " one man's ceiling is another man's floor" or to quote  The Bard  "a rose by any other name would  smell as sweet".   -dP

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tureen of Terror

Hot soup.  It can wreck terror on a tongue.  But it's most delicious.  But like other things to hot to handle, terror can be ladled out in large doses also.
You wouldn't insult the chef by putting salt or pepper on your soup at a fancy French restaurant.  And so you shouldn't insult those that are different than you. And the same thing goes for those that have differing opinions than you. So the next time you tell the waiter, "waiter there's a fly in my soup" don't be surprised if you start WW III if he thinks you said " waiter can I goose you"?    -dP

Baby It's Cold Outside

Strategic Cold.  It's called the Artic Ocean.  Why?  Look at it's perimeter.  Most of it is Russian.  Much of it is Canadian.  A little is US American and some is Scandinavian.  Right now, the Artic is melting  And in the future many trade routes, as well as military routes will open up.  Furthermore, who knows the value of oil reserves or fish populations yet to be discovered.  The mere scientific value of its location is pen-ultimate to all of it. It's at the top of the world.   But whatever each others estimate of importance, it's soon to be the location of much ado about everything. And because of such we should all take note.   -dP

Saturday, December 10, 2016

All's Fair in Love and War

And now Politics.  Why?  Look at the last election this 2016.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that one candidate won the popular vote and the other the electoral.  Of course that only means that the election was won by a margin of error as regarded by all the pollsters.  So what's un-fair about that?  Nothing if your candidate won.  But for the other side, it means war.  And that's why I love politics.  Don't you?  -dP

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Peter Zenger's Zinger

Don't you like what ifs?  Like what if there was no heaven. Or what if there were no wars. And now-a-days  with all this talk of law and order, what if a news reporter had to be licensed by the government to report the news.  That would be different. Don't you think?   -dP

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Moses and The Staff of Life

Everybody's into bread these days.  You don't have to be a millennial foodie to appreciate it.  So I bake my own.  Two loves on Sunday.  Got my sourdough starter from Moses. Very old. The line is pretty good also.  He got his from God's Manna.  Straight from heaven.  I'll get you some starter for your own .  -dP

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stuff It This Thanksgiving

There's always a lot to be thankful for.  You don't have to wait around for Thanksgiving to give thanks.  But this year when giving thanks with family and friends, give thanks that God gave us chocolate and stuff your turkey with Chocolate Bread Stuffing.  God likes chocolate too.   -dP

The Greatest Miliary Invasion of All Times

Is not D-day. It's not a locust swarm.  No it's the invasion of an army of 10 plus million.  The size of the total 10 largest standing armies in the world.  They would include China, The United States, India, North Korea, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, South Korea ,Turkey and Viet Nam.  Who is this Army that's invaded the United States?  It's the total minimum estimated population that's entered the USA illegally and living here without permission.  Isn't that an invasion?  Of course it is. What do you call it?   -dP 

Back To Square One

It's called Full Circle.  It means starting out in one place and winding up in the same place as you began.  Doesn't sound to efficient now does it?  Not really but to come full circle does have one benefit. It means we know where we're coming from.  dP

Friday, November 18, 2016

To Life

Life. Live it fully and live it well, but always live it good. -dP

To Your Health

A bowl of bran, a glass of wine and an aspirin a day.  What other remedies are there to a healthy life?  Not many.  In fact there's only one. Take care of yourself in anyway you believe.  Health will always follow.  -dP

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Other Hat On

What's a Red Hat Lady and what do they do?  Well the first time I ever saw them, I thought that they were a bunch of sheriff's deputies dressed in drag trying to solve a cold case.  Not so.  Red Hat ladies are a social group that get together every so often for lunch.   They have an official outfit: A big red hat and a purple dress.  Why red and purple?  Ostensibly because red and purple don't match.  But whatever. What I figured out is this:  they get together once a month to talk about their red blooded husbands' purple hearts.  It turns out their purple hearts are not won in battle.  It's the battle between the sexes that they discuss. And after their luncheon, they go back home and tell their husbands that they had a great time with the girls. I'd tell their husbands just ask them what's for dinner and leave it at that.  -dP

Alive in Christ

At the end of the day, when all is done, if you have nothing at all to be thankful for, give thanks for being alive in your own God.  -dP

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

On Death

Death is not something that we dwell on.  If we did, we'd probably all be dead from the worry about dying.  But it happens to all of us.  And this is always in the back of our minds. As we grow older our days remaining become less and less a percentage of the time we've already spent alive.  So we most likely realize that its about to come upon us.  But do we worry?  No, but only because it's part of our totality. And that's the knowledge that most of us come to accept well before we're dead.  -dP

Only The Future Knows

What is it that the future knows that it won't tell us?  Is it important?  We probably think so if we thought about it.  But who pays much attention to it?  Not most of us.  Not on a regular basis at least.  So what does it know?
If I knew, then I'd be the future.  So I'll tell you I'm not the future, but I am  now and that's where I live, in the now.    -dP

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Power Up

With all this talk about the economy, jobs going over seas, trade agreements, trade tariffs and the rust belt, what do we need to do to re-build an economy here at home?  Without keeping ahead of the technology curve, we need to find a new way around our old ways. Try this on; power a new economy by going green.  Build it around everything environmentally sound.  Clean energy, clean transportation, clean building, complete use of re-cycled products. It goes on and on.  New technology develops as the mother of our necessity.  And to keep our environment alive for living beings, green invention is our only future. -dP

How Low Can You Go?

Mark my words. With 11 million illegal entrants in the United States, millions of whom are working, and yes paying taxes, this one thing is certain;  If all of the illegals left the country, more Americans would be employed in jobs that many say none would take. Why? Wages earned by illegal immigrants keep all wages artificially low. How? Most Americans can't afford to work in jobs that don't pay a living wage.   Hence, without the illegals, wages would rise for all  the legals. It's called supply and demand.   -dP

Thursday, November 10, 2016

No Speakie Inglish

Did you ever wonder why what some languages take ten words to say, American English takes a hundred words to say?  It's probably because we have  so much to say that it just takes a lot of words  to say it.   Or maybe it's because we have such a descriptive language.  Either way many people wonder why this is.   -dP

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I Declare

As Americans we lead the world.  Others look to us for advice and support.  So with that in mind, and in these difficult times, The Congress of the United States should declare an Act of War against all terrorists, state sponsored or otherwise, and those who harbor terrorists. Easy, simple and perfectly clear. -dP

I Told You So

For months the news media has been saying that Donald J. Trump had no way to win this election unless this that and the other thing happened.  There were several ways for him to win.  Hillary Clinton had a straight path to the White House. But in my opinion she had only one way to win.  Figure out how to make sure the Trump machine had no way to make any combination of ways to win.  So Mr Trump said to his team  "this is how they say is the only way to win.  If we lose here, then we have to win there and so on and so forth."  So CBS NBC ABC Fox MSNBC CNN and others proceeded to tell the Trump team how to go about winning the election.  If you don't win there, then you must win over there and there and so on and so forth.  And so it was, and so it is.  Congratulations Mr Trump and congratulations to the American news media for you insight. -dP

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The New Pentameter

F'in' this and f'in' that.  It appears that our language is changing once again.
And it should if not just to "keep up with the times".  But the curious obsession with vulgarities and blasphemy in ordinary conversation is bemusing.  What's it about?  I call it pentameter.  We're having trouble expressing ourselves so this and that become a way of filling in the sentences.  A New Pentameter.  Call it what you like but what do you do if you don't like the change?  It  not poetic, but it is pentamic.  -dP

Monday, October 31, 2016

Say A Prayer for the Pretender

Once there was a man.  And he knew what he was talking about when he said "you always have to remember a lie, but never have to remember the truth".  -dP

Monday, October 24, 2016

On Hate

I don't have hate.  I have  for some people or things an attitude of lets just not be together.  It's probably because I understand what hate is;  a violent expression of or a passionate feeling of  dislike towards someone. Probably because this someone is bothersome. Whatever the reason is that someone annoys  you  to the state of hate is not particularly important, except to maybe a psychologist.  But to me I'd just rather be gone with you.  -dP  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Who Are We?

We spend lots of time every four years wondering who are these Presidential Candidates and what do they stand for.  But have we ever stopped to think, who are the people that are supporting these candidates.  Polls pundits and demographers aside what does it mean if we've come down to describing people as 'deplorables', 'old white men', 'pigs', and  'red necks', 'racists', 'Nazis ' and these are just to name a few descriptions of the electorate. Who are we as a people?  Where do we come from and is this who we are?  Maybe we should take a closer look at ourselves and say "maybe I don't want to be described that way. or maybe that's really who I am and maybe I should think about whether I want to be seen as such."  Any way we see ourselves, how do others see us?   -dP

The State of Jerusalem

It always seems to be that when it comes to solving the problems of The Middle East, that we get bogged down over Jerusalem.  So maybe we should start there first. 
Since both sides claim it for themselves and some don't even want to talk about sharing the city, think about this:  suppose Jerusalem wasn't in either state of Israel or in  Palestine.  Suppose it wasn't Israeli or Palestinian.  Where would it be?  How about a sovereign state.  The State of Jerusalem.  It could have it's own government and it could be the Capitol of Israel, historically and eternally forever, and the Capitol of Palestine historically and forever, but not in either.  Jerusalem City, Jerusalem.   Would that solve the problem?  Or am I a dreamer?  Who was it that said " you can fool some of the people some of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time"?   Whomever, this isn't meant to fool or deceive, but to start the conversation once and for all.    -dP

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Build a Democracy

In most respects, it has to be true, that the measure of a strong democracy, or democratic republic, is how large a percentage of the population owns it's own residence.  The larger the figure, the stronger the republic.  The reason:  who takes more interest in their communities, their states, and hence there nation?  Homeowners or non-homeowners?  The answer is obvious.  There is more of an interest in protecting your own property then someone else's. So when you think about protecting your property, think about protecting your rights. And when you think about protecting your rights,  protecting your  right to own property becomes the strongest reason to vote.  -dP

Parlez-vous Francais?

In other words, do you like the way Julia Childs cooked?  Some did and some didn't.  No doubt about it though, she knew what she was doing.  Wine and all. But never a cigarette after dinner. 
If her husband never let her smoke, she probably just bummed one from a disc jockey at Radio Free Europe,where Paul Childs kept the flame of democracy bright for the US State Department after he left the OSS.   But being the gourmand that she was, I'm sure she enjoyed every  morsel she prepared,  Leftovers probably went to the pigeons and moles out in the backyard.  Voila!  -dP

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Age of Innocence

When did we lose our innocence?  Maybe it was about the time of the last President that we referred to by his initials.  Or maybe it was when we lost a President a Reverend and a Senator.  Or maybe it was just after WWII.  But somewhere and some time ago we lost it. Where'd it go?  Did anyone turn it in to the Lost and Found?  No.  Is it gone forever.  Lost items usually are. 
Can we replace it?  With what you ask?  Peace. Go find it. Love. We tried it.  Music. We still have it.  But innocence, ours at least, is gone.  -dP

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's a Fact.

Some people believe that 98% of the people know what 99% of the people don't know. -dP

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Party Hardy

Do you vote?  Democrat or Republican?  When the candidates become elected representatives of the people,  do they have a Party on the people?  Or is that just a misnomer?  Suppose I sit on the fence?  Then, am I included?  Maybe I just prefer to vote for the candidate that I believe can get the job done running the country at home, and representing it's interests abroad better then any other person.  I guess I'm just a voter.  -dP

The Great Debate

Do more Republicans drink Coke?  According to marketing studies Republicans are mostly Coke drinkers.  Does that mean that Democrats are mostly Pepsi drinkers?  By inference,  I would assume.  But maybe they drink C&C or some other brand.  Who knows?  Only their grocery store managers.    -dP

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Who's Fault Is It Anyway?

Are we victims?  That's what everybody says.  Of whom or what?  We're mostly victims of ourselves but too many people are claiming that we are all victims of somebody else's actions.  It's never our fault, it's always someone else's fault. A new phenomenon.  We've been victimized.  When will we start taking responsibility for own actions?  -dP

Thursday, September 29, 2016

One Born Every Minute

Am I a sucker for a woman?  I don't know what you mean.  Am I keeping one?  Playing up to one?  Or just going along with the deal?  I'm not really a gambler.   Poker is not my game .  But I like to play anyway .   -dP

With Liberty and Justice for All

You and me.  Liberty and Justice for all.  Not just for some.  Like those in charge. But for everyone.  For every little thing. And every little person. And every big thing. And all and every person.  That's what it is.  That's what it's about.   -dP

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Across The Rainbow

I don't see color.  All people are beautiful.  I do believe. All people do believe in something even if it is just  themselves.  I'm a US American.  It doesn't matter where  you come from. We are all equal.    -dP

Shave and A HairCut Two Bits

Fifteen dollars for a haircut seems like a lot of money to me.  And it is.  But what annoys me more is spending $2.50 for a newspaper.  I don't know whether my grandfather said it or not, but news in a newspaper is a day old.  So,  like a day old  loaf of bread a newspaper is stale. Yesterday's news always is.  Should it be half-price.  Don't you agree?    -dP

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Last Word on the Cigarette

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you broke a cigarette between both hands?  After all, the body is electric and so is the atmosphere.  If you open a cigarette by breaking it in half,  have you just let something or someone  in?  And if so, do you know how to close it.  In other words turn it off?  Did you know that you just turned on a switch?  No?  Then maybe you should think twice before you pick up that cancer stick.  Because like crack, cigarettes kill.  -dP

Hallo, Hallo

I come to my telephone with a heavy thumb.  Sad but true.  I've been around the world on my telephone but it's never been uninterrupted.  How many times have I wound up in Macy's Department Store in  Colombo,Ceylon; or stopped in at  Chicago City Hall, or wound up on the west coast of Hawaii wondering why I'm interested in a time share at Komoniwannabethere Resort. Other times I realize I just signed up for a whole flock of newsletters at Maybe I  figured out too late that I just spent $10 for a new phone book when I thought I was updating my contact list. I'm starting to believe  that it's not me, but  my heavy thumbs. And I'm still thinking will I forever be doomed to Fat Thumb Syndrome, or will The Phone Company figure out what to do?  -dP

It's Not Nice To Fool The Marlboro Man

They say it's not nice to fool Mother Nature.  The same is true for the Marlboro Man.  Once you start you're hooked.  But by chance if you break the habit and quit,  he'll get you back if you touch another one.  -dP

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On Feeling Inadequate

Do you ever feel left out because you don't write code?  Get down?  Feel blue?  Like you're not worth anything? These days, if you don't know code, what good are you?  Do you know how I feel ?  -dP

Red Yellow and Green

So if you're wanting to get something for yourself, as they say, would you do what Elmo Johnny did?  He copped a bag on go.   Or would you just go out and earn it?  Some people, you know,  feel entitled. -dP

Getting Old Again

I haven't felt this mortal since my 39th birthday. That's about what Jack Benny would say.  I'm in my 65th  year and I'm starting to feel like my life is no longer ahead of me.  So what do I do?  I'm finished up figuring out who, what, where, when, how and why, I am who I am, so I guess I'll just kick back and enjoy the rest of the ride.  What would you do?  -dP

On War

They say that war is hell.  And it must be.  But why war?  The answer is simple.  It solves man's problems.  One way or the other we live with it or we die with it.  And that's our problem to solve.   -dP

Across My Bow

When you fire across my bow,  I take it as a warning.  But if nothing is out of the ordinary or wrong,  you may want to do the same.  -dP

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Look around you.  What do you see?  Choices?  Then what do you choose?
Life or death?  Hunger or gluttony?  "To be or not to be"?  Shakespeare said that is the question.  So when you think about the choices you have these days, remember this:  to choose one over the other is to eliminate the other choice.  So be careful what you choose.   -dP

Monday, September 19, 2016

Of a Generation?

If you are a product of 1960's America,  then you probably remember Crosby Stills Nash and Young.  But what does it mean this election year if
"tin soldiers and Nixon coming" are still coming?  It means get out and vote.  That's what it means. -dP

One Buck Lucy

Did you ever smoke?  Many people did.  Some still do.  With the price of a pack of smokes approaching $12 in some areas of the US of A, many folks are trying to stop the habit.  So a few have started to by not a pack, but a single cigarette.  A One Buck Lucy.  A loose cigarette.  This is usually illegal because a Lucy doesn't have a tax stamp on it, so do this at your own advised risk. But those that do partake of this brand are also ones who know the value of a dollar. I really can't blame you, but if you break a buck for a Lucy, you just might wind up in jail.  -dP

Sunday, September 18, 2016

On Perseverance

Never give in. Never give up. Try once, try again and if that doesn't work try again and then again. And when you succeed you will forever know that you've done it .  No one can take that away from you.  -dP

Friday, September 16, 2016

My Gut Instinct

I've said before " What recourse no discourse? "  There are those that will say  "well you have your Second Amendment Rights.  So  that's our right? -dP

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

For Instance; Was Ronald Reagan the Eyes Over Africa When Jerry Brown and Linda Ronstadt Were Vacationing ?

What's the difference?  If its not topical, it's apropos of nothing. It's something of another time.  The Tonight Show wouldn't go near it. -dP

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When It Rains It Pours

For a very long time, my grandmother  told me two things are for sure: The weather has never been the same since man landed on the moon, and they always know who's going to win the lotto before they pick the numbers.  How true.  -dP

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Salute to my Geometry Teacher

I know who I am.  I am the sum of my parts. I am whole. -dP

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Poli-Sci 101

As an adult, I still eat peanut butter.  But these days it's on whole wheat without jelly.  And of course it's with a cold glass of fat free, aka skim milk.
But when I was younger the newspapers reported that the Communists were conspiring to get us hooked on sugar. So they put it in our peanut butter.  What would Ronald Reagan say today if he were alive.  It's still in mine. -dP

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bang !

If you find your Alpha you'll know your Omega. -dP

Saturday, July 30, 2016

What Are The Odds?

What are the odds? Of What? That one US political party would support its loathed candidate to elect him in order to bring him up on impeachment charges. Why?  With the help of the opposition party he could be convicted and removed from office in favor of his Vice President.  Why so?  The Vice President was not the demagogue the president was. What are the odds? The odds are pretty good.  After all, this is 21st century America.  -dP

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Revolution Re-Visited (1776)

The Revolution will now be live-streamed.  -dP

Monday, July 18, 2016


I like convention. Especially this time of the quadrennial year.  But I was thinking: who would be more likely if elected President of The United States of America, to put up black shutters on the White House or paint the front door red? A man or a woman? -dP

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Apple of My Eye

Whenever I travel I see "Brooklyn NY" or "Brooklyn USA" shirts and accessories everywhere.  And when I get home what do I see ?  Bronx is getting jealous of Brooklyn. But I tell Bronx, "you have the NY Yankees so  what more do you need?"   They're still jealous.  What should Bronx NY do? -dP

Monday, July 4, 2016

E Pluribus Unum ( July 4th 2016 )

I always thought that the best present anyone ever received as a gift was what the People of France gave us for our 100th birthday. Lady Liberty. The Statue that stands over all of us. "Give us your tired your hungry your poor," she says.  "All of you".  "We'll put you to work and we'll protect you. Now that you are one of us, we'll take care of the rest." Thank you France and Happy Birthday America.  -dP