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Do We Even Need To Be Present In Our Own Lives Anymore?

City councilors in my hometown of Niagara Falls (our unofficial tagline is, “Yeah, it’s a bunch of water falling on rocks , but it’s cheaper than Vegas, ya cheap bastards!”) are discussing whether or not they should be allowed to take part in council and committee meetings via video or audio links in light of changes …

Would You Vote For The Governor from The Walking Dead?

*Spoilers* The Walking Dead is having a good second half of the season. And I mean gooood… I officially have forgiven the first half for being kind of lame and I’m relishing the hook-ups (Richonne! Carol and what’s-his-face!) and the emergence of a new and seemingly powerful foe; the so-called “Saviors” who are obviously anything …

In Kellyanne’s Kitchen

By James W. Gaynor Hello, Human Inhabitants of Planet Earth! I’m Kellyanne’s microwave, contacting you via your laptop (the device with acamera function you actually know about).Ms. Conway’s other kitchen applianceshave appointed me their spokesmachine — although the toaster oven, after consultation with Justice Kagan’s MixMaster,would like to make it clear that neither its broil …

F*ck Your Guns, Don’t Tell Us We Can’t Be Angry

I have had enough of the shallow condolences of spineless politicians, parading their thoughts and prayers for the country to see, yet who do nothing to effect change and protect our children. These men and women prostitute themselves to the gun industry for millions of dollars so that they can sit comfortably in their ivory towers while sacrificing the safety of our priceless children, only to enrich the gun lobby

#NoWall Between the Past and the Future

By Lisa Amaya One of my Grandpa Fernando’s proudest moments in life was joining the United States Army in 1954. He knew he wanted to join when he was still an ROTC student at Thomas Jefferson High School in central El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a border town 45 minutes away from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico. …

To Russia, With Love: Single Malt Haikus

The Inner Musings of Steve Bannon   By James W. Gaynor   In fourth grade no one Would sit next to me at lunch. Not a lot has changed.   According to Vlad Bloody Marys require Fresh human plasma.   POTUS is nuts and Armageddon is taking More time than I thought.   Nobody knows …

High-Heeled Haikus

By James W. Gaynor The Inner Musings of Ivanka™, Melania™, and Tiffany™ Trump™ Valentine’s Day chezTrump, like any typical American mega-brand / conglomerate / family has its particular winding search for love, its own silences and unspoken pain.  And possibly some chocolate. In the Land of Trump, love may be blind, but trusts are not. …

Of Pot Roast and Politics

By Jillian Green DiGiacomo When my mom was first married, she asked her friend Marilyn how to make a pot roast. Marilyn said it was easy, all she had to do was take a three-pound roast, cut about 2 inches off the end then brown it, season it and throw it in a Dutch oven for …

An Open Letter to America

Dear America, First let me say that I will always love you, no matter what you do.  You were and are a grand experiment, but like all experiments there are tremendous variables, mistakes and necessary trial and error.  You have just made a terrible, terrible mistake, but that doesn’t mean I will write you off …

The 2016 Vice Presidential Debate: There Are No Losers (Except for the Moderator)

I was excited going into the VP debate because the moderator was a woman. Elaine Quijano! A woman, AND a minority. I was so excited for her to really shove women’s issues and implicit bias in the faces of both of the candidates! YEAH! She started strong, then things went so, so wrong. It was …

Un-Debatable

I don’t think anyone could debate me when I say that Donald Trump’s performance at Monday’s debate was… a hot mess? Are the kids still saying “hot mess?” I hope so, because that’s what he was. He bragged about not paying his taxes, whined that American airports are not as nice as the airports in …

America-Diversity and the Importance of What connects us.

When it comes to faith, there is a lot you won’t learn about me based on the box I check. Throughout my life I’ve believed. I never knew in what or how, yet somehow I believed–believed validating my faith is something only I can do. I know in my heart, right down to the core, that …