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Completely Out of My Mind · 5M ago

HOW NOT TO RUN A COUNTRY

HOW NOT TO RUN A COUNTRY     March 29, 2017:          Blame everybody, anybody else for the huge mistakes you make          Lie, lie, lie, and lie some more. You know it won't cost you anyth...
Completely Out of My Mind · 7M ago

TRUTH

February 12, 2017: TRUTH          "We hold these truths to be self-evident...."          To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway, isn't it pretty to think so.          This morning on George Stephano...
Completely Out of My Mind · 8M ago

MANAGING THE PAST

January 1, 2017; MANAGING THE PAST          A new year, and we're supposed to look forward, but it's hard to do when you are constantly wrestling with your past. I'll be leaving a whole lot ...
Completely Out of My Mind · 9M ago

REALITY POLICE: November 29, 2016

REALITY POLICE: November 29, 2016          The story continued....          This is basically a story from the annals of writing, and for all those who think being a writer is a really cool ...
Completely Out of My Mind · 9M ago

ELEVEN DAYS IN THE LOONY BIN

November 28, 2016: ELEVEN DAYS IN THE LOONY BIN          People always look at me a little strangely when I mention that I spent eleven days in the state mental hospital in Poughkeepsie, New...
Completely Out of My Mind · 10M ago

BEGINNING ALL OVER AGAIN

NOVEMBER 9, 2016. BEGINNING ALL OVER AGAIN          Trump won, against all expectations, and those who thought he was as bad a candidate as the country has ever seen are upset and baffled. T...
Completely Out of My Mind · 1Y ago

ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL

September 1, 2016: ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL          I've always liked Tip O'Neill's famous dictum--all politics is local--because of the paradox inherent in it. Who doesn't like paradox? No, a...
Completely Out of My Mind · 1Y ago

CHAOTIC NOW

THE CHAOTIC NOW. Monday, July 25, 2016.          Overhead, a thunderstorm. On the television, speeches and chaos at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Bernie supporters scre...
Completely Out of My Mind · 1Y ago

AMERICA THE STUPID

June 12, 2016: AMERICA THE STUPID          When Jefferson left France in 1789 to return to the United States after his five years there as the American minister plenipotentiary, he sent ahea...
Completely Out of My Mind · 1Y ago

REPUBLICANS I HAVE KNOWN

May 5, 2016: REPUBLICANS I HAVE KNOWN          I grew up in a Republican household, it was middle-class, my father commuted to New York City every morning and worked in railroad insurance, h...