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Culturally Discombobulated · 8M ago

Rule 58: Independence Day post

Life mask of George Washington. Morgan Library, New York, July ’17. “Let your Conversation be without Malice or Envy, for ’tis a Sign of a Tractable and Commendable Nature: And in all Causes...
Culturally Discombobulated · 10M ago

Easter Parade

First you see the dogs. Twitchy, yappy, kitschy dogs in shades and cowboy hats making their way down Fifth Avenue. Most are in prams, but today’s all about one-upmanship so some poor mutts s...
Culturally Discombobulated · 11M ago

The Hartlepool Merman

Fatherhood allows for lots of interesting insights, such as the surprising relish you take in introducing your toddler to your own childhood nightmares.  The Hartlepool Merman is a Victorian...
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago


Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

The People Speak

Grant them removed, and grant that this your noise Hath chid down all the majesty of England; Imagine that you see the wretched strangers, Their babies at their backs and their poor luggage,...
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

Beating head against …

Dreamcatcher outside Trump Tower, January 2017. “I want you to quote this, the media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country.” Steve Bannon. If Trump’s folly is to b...
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

All the dark nights, America

  President Trump’s Twitter: January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again! And then it was over, after almost two years of campaigning f...
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

Never Seen A President Like This Before

Struggling to articulate my thoughts for today so I’ll let Elmo do it for me instead.
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

A New Year Greeting – W.H. Auden

I’m not the only one returning to Auden lately. Numerous articles I read after the election referenced “September 1, 1939”. The times are not good if people feel they need to retreat into Au...
Culturally Discombobulated · 1Y ago

Leaving Modesto

I had intended to post this video about leaving Modesto so much earlier in the year, back when the most distressing part of 2016 was the death of Bowie. For purposes of housekeeping (or shou...