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.

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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19:1, or Who’s Lying, part iv

Some final thoughts on the sexual assault allegations brought by 19 different women against President Trump

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19:1, or Who’s Lying, part iii

Looking a little closer at the moral trade-offs involved in supporting creeps who’ll vote the way you want them to

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19:1, or Who’s Lying, part ii

Yesterday’s essay about the nineteen (19) women who’ve accused President Trump of sexual misbehavior can be summarized with the following:  19 different women have accused President Trump of sexual misbehavior Women lie about being sexually assaulted between 2-10% of the time1 If 10% of the 19 accusers are lying, then 17 different women have been treated in

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19:1, or Who’s Lying?

To date, nineteen (19) different women have come forward alleging sexual misbehavior against President Trump. Trump denies each and every accusation, which raises the reality that either nineteen (19) separate individual women are lying or Trump is lying. Who are we to believe??

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69%

On: Trump demanding consequences for mistakes…

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Horse Shit

An invitation to House Speaker Paul Ryan to come and taste his horse-shit with the rest of us.

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