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ADVICE: The best of both worlds – a recipe

(not really)

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Having the best of both worlds
is a go-to favorite fantasy
for people who look at life as a sweet snack,
an afternoon delight,
a normal part of daily living,
or an after-school treat
with friends who don’t sponge off of you.

Or, if you are like the rest of us,
having the best of both worlds
is a faded poster on a rainy street light. Continue reading

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The information age is dead – Long Live AI

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

We can read current headlines explaining artificial intelligence, AI, and its rapid rise to power. It is surpassing Human capacity for thinking, performing, and creating.

We appear to be adapting quite well as a frog in a cooking pot with the water temperature slowly rising to a boil.
We tell ourselves to adapt to Continue reading


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Profile of a Trump Supporter

This is another beautiful reason why I love New York
and the Republican patriots who live there.
Check out this thoughtful treatise on truth.

Just click on the “view original post” link, my friends . . .

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I was going to do a cheeky post on Taylor Swift or something, but…I just couldn’t. As much as I realllly didn’t want to write about the election, ignoring the state of our nation right now just didn’t sit well with me.

Scrolling through social media and watching the news today, there was definitely a tone. An overwhelming consensus of, almost arrogant disbelief in our country that manifested in highly divisive and passive aggressive comments.

A few highlights: written by my friends on Facebook or sent directly to me:

Trump supporters are “dumb, uneducated, delusional idiots pushing for change, regardless of what disaster may entail. This country is breeding ignorance.”

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“If you voted for Trump, explain to me why your female, black, latino/a, LGBTQ+, and Muslim friends don’t matter to you.”

“Trump Supporters: racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic, misogynist clowns with an affinity for orange spray tans.”

“Wow. There are racist…

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Pun Control – Eight – Barring all decency

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I once did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

The Scarecrow told the Tin Man:
“The closer you walk toward the Kilauea Volcano, the more it will test your mettle.”

What day of the year do we get the command to go forward? Continue reading


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Four right opinions

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Is there such a thing as a right opinion?

From history we know this:

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (“The Wise“),
Emperor of the Roman Empire
from 161 A.D. until his death in 180 A.D.,
was the last of the Five Good Emperors

He’s a little bit country and a whole lot of rock and roll. Continue reading