Hope, hate, and disruption

When we lost hope, we also abandoned principles of decency and justice. The banners of hate, complicity and racism are cynically being held up to wave over the new US of A. We are so used to strong-arming and speech that incites to anger that we have become compliant. The abundance of disinformation from the top…

Stake your Claim

via Daily Prompt: Insist If there is any doubt about the truth, insist on evidence as proof. Demand, require, argue, protest, urge, exhort, and assert your unwillingness to be complicit in a lie. Insist on honesty. #Resist falsehood.

Channelling

via Daily Prompt: Funnel Money that has been scooped from one purpose to another is said to be in fact funnelled when its use is not legitimate. This kind of laundering takes place everywhere, from government to private industry; politicians often funnel funds designated for one social need into another aspect of the budget. This…

So close…Can’t wait…Here it goes…

via Daily Prompt: Finally You waited 364 days for this one. Or is it 363 this year? Whichever it is, finally the anticipated New Year is upon us. Well, in truth, in some locales around the globe it has already peaked, but here in NYC we await the balldrop some 13 plus hours from now,…

My establishing shot

This would be my establishing shot The one that sets the place and the Character, facing Roosevelt Island, Connecting to Queens, the lights on The bridge twinkling in twilight, Shadows, the river deep, dark and Mysterious, waters moving slowly With undercurrents, the river establishes Without irony, without self-parody, as Serious as the approaching night, shadows, Not…

Bond, James Bond

The James Bond I remember was seductive, and frisky. He had a wink in his voice. Imagine my surprise when viewing a recent iteration to find James so diminished as to appear depressed. This Bond was not just shaken but also stirred. He was not worldly, or worldly wise, but world-weary. more to come… most…

Nonpareil

via Daily Prompt: Priceless We say “priceless” in response to a good story or a funny joke, but we really just mean that it was interesting or funny. In fact, the yarn or the punchline,  may not even warrant an FB® “wow.” You know you are just exaggerating. It is must likely not a precious…

Words

Words, my darling, do have meaning You mustn’t demean them They are never meaningless Nor do they mean less than what they Say; they have strength to express feelings Surely, that is not without meaning I love you is an idea, an observation, a Thought I often have; I share it because I Mean it;…

Tributaries

It seems simple (or simplistic) to assume that mimicking another’s easily recognizable quirks is of course a mockery. It is likely, or at least possible, that the parody is a tribute. High Anxiety, homage or spoof? The send-ups of Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, are all over the top, of course. Mel Brooks is clearly piling on the Alfred…

Revival

Some six months ago, I shut down one of my many blogs, Observations: Lest I Forget  and transferred much of its content to this one. I fully intended to put new content here and leave the …Lest I Forget site to history. Truth is, I have a lot about which I wish to opine, and…