Category: Ideas and Reflections

April Showers

A lull in the artifice of political action, as we wait for Donald Trump to find a campaign pledge he hasn’t reversed yet, so he can promptly set about reversing it. A respite from the feverish emptiness of anxious rhetoric, as it has been more than twenty-four hours since North Korea promised (again) to reduce the United States to ashes. Yet another...

Happy Easter From Limbo

It may seem strange for a denizen of Limbo to be wishing everyone a Happy Easter. But who better than one denied a full bask in happiness to appreciate the desire for that state in others? It is perhaps precisely we Limbo-dwellers who best understand what Easter means to those who have made it through, or are destined to do...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To all my Irish readers, wherever you may be, top o’ the morning to you! Yes, I know the phrase is not common in modern Ireland, and the pedants out there will likely get huffy at my use of a popular expression which is more North American than authentically Irish. Still, from what I’ve read it appears the pedants are...

The Sun Also Sets

One of my hobbies — when I am not closely observing the sunset of our civilization, or sifting the soil of today’s bright-eyed youth in search of some rare glimmer of hope — is photography. As some of you may already have guessed, all the photographs featured on this website are my own. Therefore, as I’ve chosen to eschew the standard stock photos of...

Pederasty and the “Conservative Media” Illusion

Milo Yiannopoulos, who last week was a scheduled speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an editor at the ultimate GOP-insiders’-club-cum-faux-rebel news outlet, Breitbart (home of Donald Trump’s alt-righthand man, Steve Bannon), and an oft-cited celebrity muckraker of the GOP establishment’s — er, I mean the “alt-right’s” — youth wing, is now, suddenly, out. Out of CPAC, out at Breitbart, out of a book deal, just...

Upon Reading “Heart of Darkness”

Plato informs us that Socrates, awaiting execution in his prison cell, devoted some of his time to writing verse. Socrates — that supreme dialectician and debunker of the Muses, writing poetry! Recalling that for the ancient Greeks, the battle of Philosophy vs. Poetry was a prime manifestation of what we now call Reason vs. Revelation, we are startled, right there in the pages...

Making America Russian Again

There has been a great kerfuffle over Donald Trump’s use of a moral equivalency argument to defend Vladimir Putin against Bill O’Reilly’s description of the latter as “a killer,” to which the Tweeter-in-Chief replied, “There’s a lot of killers, you got a lot of killers. Why, you think our country’s so innocent?” Trump’s cult members, predictably, have doubled down on their master’s moronitude, flooding the virtual...

Happy Lunar New Year

If you read my New Year’s post from a few weeks back, you already know how little interest I have in New Year’s Day as a holiday or tradition. Perhaps it is not surprising, therefore, given the theme of this website — life in Limbo — that I have been saddled with a perpetual punishment suited to my peculiar form...