Tag Archives: Commentary

Occupy Main Street

“ma chère penchons sur les filons géologiques  (my dear let us lean on geographical veins)” ―Aimé Césaire As February draws to a close, the long, cold winter is finally releasing it’s grasp on the sweet land of liberty. Even Punxsutawney … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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They say it’s your birthday…

We Alone by Alice Walker We alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the … Continue reading

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A nation at-risk: A solitary life

“You’re in a grave and you’re trying to live. That’s how to best describe it: trying to live in a grave. You’re trying to live ’cause you’re not dead yet, but nobody hears you when you call out, ‘Hey, I’m … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #39

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Mic check: DesertAbba

The Sad State of the Union by DesertAbba To say that our State of the Union is strong is like insisting that our marriage is strong because we’re sticking together for the kids. Most anyone can see through the facade … Continue reading

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Longform: Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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We must still speak

Dr. King’s words are just as prescient today as they were when he first spoke them back in 1967. How many countries could take the place of Vietnam in this speech? How many more countries are yet to come?  -Jeff … Continue reading

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Are you there God? It’s me, Jeff Nguyen

Well, that didn’t take long. Now that the perennial holiday based on the birth of a certain someone’s famous son is over, we can finally get back to The Global War On Terror™. The new year came in with a … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #38

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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