Wednesday, March 22, 2017

#Sketchbook

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#NationalPoetryDay "Vaudevillian Radiance" #micropoetry

Even ugly things have their glow.
In their own way they shine.
Bright florescent colors
are garish.
And belong in a traveling carnival.
But even they have a perverse,
vaudevillian radiance.

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Pats on the back" #shortpoetry

Affirmation isn't necessary
if you really believe
you've accomplished something.
A certain city's citizens say,
"We are so great. Look at us."
I'm left to wonder where
the muck and dirt are hiding.
It is usually in plain sight
in the smile that's
really a sneer.
And that's all the more reason
to leave.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Facts matter even in a #posttruth age (no #alternativefacts)

There will always be facts even when there are "alternative facts," and alternative facts aren't facts at all. Lawyers rely on facts, and what the facts are is somewhat malleable--at least at times. There is one major caveat here: you can't be dishonest. Dishonesty makes debatable facts untrue, and I've seen plenty of dishonest lawyers. But it is up to lawyers to point out the truth.

Lawyers have risen up against unlawful and immoral "laws" recently, and throughout our history. They've once again regained the mantle of the 'guardians of our democracy.' Truth is at the heart of this, and that truth is we all matter. Laws matter. Facts matter. Truth matters.

Allegedly we are in a "post truth" age, and the solution to that is tell the truth.