The root of the word Essay means to try something out. What you’ll find below are attempts at all sorts of things, many of them quite self-indulgent and of little use in a civilized society. Still, some of these work nicely, although plenty do not. I’ll let you decide which falls where, and note only that I typically find the failures far more interesting than the successes.

A Perfect Conversation

Donald Trump and the Deep State working through issues during couples therapy

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Against the Center

If you’ve read anything about the Democratic debates lately—or worse, are one of those sadomasochists whose quest for naughtiness compelled you to watch them—it’s likely you’ve noticed a major theme: Centrism.

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Thanks Wall

How Wall prevented gun violence caused by Al Qaeda terrorists currently storming America’s borders

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The Horror (Of Saying Something Nice), and Ted, the Salamander

Readers can choose their own adventures: Joe Biden says something nice about a Republican (WTF?) or Ted, the Salamander

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Gimme Filter

A very thoroughly footnoted argument against The Rolling Stones current tour, with some thoughts on Nostalgia along the way

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The Emperor’s New Tomato Ketchup

That there was a convoy of murderers and rapists who wanted the Heinz ketchup—The Emperor could understand. He could commiserate, for he himself enjoyed the Heinz Ketchup. He was not without feeling, The Emperor. Push him far enough he too might murder for the Heinz ketchup. He didn’t require threats to his ketchup to rape.

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Are we this?

A response to the op-ed recently penned in the Times by an anonymous Trump administration official

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I Love You

A memory’s trip with modern implications

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The Parable of the Mulligan

Jesus’ parable of the mulligan, from the Gospel of John, Ch. 22,

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Tipping Point

In search of Melania Trump’s — and our national — tipping point.

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