Endorsement

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  Heeding journal tradition— mixed with a dash of ornery curmudgeon behavior— The Trying Times offers its political endorsement regarding the ongoing electoral travesty. Moreover, our endorsement is delivered in contrast to the mountains of horse manure presently circulating ad infinitum, and it will be cast rather in bumper sticker brevity. It goes as follows: […]

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Just What Is A JARGHEAD?

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“The only striking effect of having taught everyone to read and write is that the human beings of lowest intelligence are now vocal instead of being dumb, as they were in the past.” Aldous Huxley, “Outlook For American Culture” Notes Toward A Definition: JARGON LINGO, JARGHEAD STAPLES, OR JINGO JANGLES Jargheads are making so much […]

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Magnificat Miracle

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In learning to live with a serious mental condition, not only am I undergoing severe— if not pathological— nostalgia, some memories make the situation even more serious. How serious? Well, one recollection got me thinking about miracles. On the road recently and heading for St. Louis, one of the more severe strokes of nostalgia struck […]

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Racism Lite: Deconstructing Reconstruction

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☞ How do you prefer your racism, dark or lite? Racism dark seems fairly hard to come by in these parts. Not like when my mother was a fifteen year-old girl, fresh from Sicily and staying with relatives in San Jose, California. She witnessed one of the estimated 4800 post-civil war lynches. Fresh off the […]

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Shocked Troops

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Shocked troopers form a wall, a border wall, but not between countries. It’s a membrane of osmosis whereby fashionist principles of an enraged mob pass through riled brains into ideologies, sacred Isms, and these notions collectively harden into fascistic state control. Shocked troops work as absorbent material to soak up guilt. Being constantly shocked is […]

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You Can; I Wouldn’t

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☞   “Those who understand jokes are many; those who understand true laughter are few.”                  Hakuin Ekaku 1686-1768 ☞   As readers may already know, an honored paper pappy of the past at 3T is Democritus, the early Greek thinker who became known in his later years as the […]

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Commentary on Comments

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This comment by a reader: “You make it entertaining and you still care to keep it wise.” I’m busted. He or she caught me dead to writes. Is my face red, or what? Is my blog read, or what? Yes to both questions. Seems on par with what Samuel Johnson defined as the purpose of literature: […]

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Fantasectomy

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Note: Continuing the theme indulged in the short fictional piece offered in the archives, Fido TV,  this  post takes another look at television and its effects. Fido TV can be found at an address on this site which sounds like chapter and verse: 22 Jan 2016, in the more fanciful category of Versifixion. Simply stated: Versifixion, […]

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Apartimers: How Sowheto It Is

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“What’re you telling me? You wanna send your kid to college? Ah, Duke, you wanna give her what you never had. Give her a start in life. That’s beautyfull!  But, Duke, how long is it we known each other? And how long we been workin the rackets? So now you tell me you wanna give […]

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Original Debt

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(A Joyful Sermon of Economics)   From dust to dust, from debt to debt, who escapes owing? No one, my dear brothers and sisters. No one. This is a truth we find more self-evident with each passing dollar. Now, due to a national debt of miraculous proportion, never before has it rung more fatefully true […]

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