Third Term Threat

Not much surprises me anymore. When someone accuses yet another rich usually white man of sexual assault or some kind of sexual predation, I’m not surprised. People with power and privilege are used to getting away with anything they want. They usually do. When Trump said he doesn’t even ask he just grabs him by…

Cop Shows & Police Brutality Bonds

Lately I’ve been watching Lucifer. Before that, I’ve enjoyed shows like Bones, Dexter, The X Files, Marcella, and Wallander. Law and Order has been running for as long as I can remember, must be at least 20 years now! We hear Trump call for Law and Order over and over again, while sowing the seeds…

Mass Sterilizations at ICE

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled “The Bottom Line,” outlining the terrifying trend toward fascism in the USA, especially under Trump. Now many people think the “f” word is being alarmist or hyperbolic, but my article gives examples and definitions of the words used. Because, as Socrates said, define your terms.  (Miriam…

Armed Militia Checkpoints

The fires rage all along the west coast, including around Portland. The city is filled with smoke and ash that has blocked out the sun. Last night, the AQI was around 430: hazardous. My partner and I are fortunate enough to live in Multnomah Co, so we have no evacuation orders as of yet. The…

Murder in the Streets

On August 25, 2020, a 17-year old named Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha, Wisconsin from his home in Illinois in the wake of the attempted murder-by-cop of Jacob Blake. Kyle, armed with an AR-15 joined other armed men to form a militia with the intention of “protecting property” during the BLM protest. Early in the…

Public Opinion on PDX Protests

Portland has been in the national spotlight for our Black Lives Matter protests, which ran 104 consecutive days. Last night, which would’ve been 105, there were no protests due to the wildfires surrounding Portland at the moment, creating and air quality index in the upper 200s and even well over 300. In other words, hazardous….

The Daily Rose Podcast

Since I found satisfaction in creating my mini-documentary about The Revolution in Portland, I’ve decided to start a regular podcast for political and social commentary, especially leading up to this election. It’s perhaps the most important election since The Revolutionary War. Creating that video helped me feel like I was doing something in the face…

Poignant Psychosis in the Psycho Prequel

I wrote on this topic, complete with a series summary, on my newly revived LiveJournal account, if you’d like to be friends there. The post is long and rambling, but it’s more thorough than this one. SPOILERS: Bates MotelTW: sexual and domestic violence, suicide, murder, mental illness Today is Day 50 of Quarantine for me….

Resurrecting Avalon Revamped

“Every once in a while I get the opportunity to read a piece of work that makes me think, ‘This is the one the will put this author on the map of the reading world.’ Avalon Revamped is that book for O. M. Grey. It deals with some horrific truths and should be read by…

New Wave of Free Reads

It’s been years since I’ve done this, but the interest of a kind woman in the Hogwarts Running Club inspired me to do some new promotions. Last week, I offered Rowan of the Wood free on Kindle for the week, but that promotion is over (it’s now only $2.99). You can still listen to it as…