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CalicoJack

It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.

How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close.

Civil War: Know the Warning Signs


Reading time: 6 minutes
How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close. We’re already on the cusp of stage 3. We’re living in an anocracy. We have sharply divided identity politics dominated by white grievance. We are closer than most of us think.

How does binge-watching TV shows create a dopamine trap?

An Infinite Dopamine Loop


Reading time: 3 minutes
We live in evil times. I’m not talking about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Putin’s War in Ukraine, the naked authoritarian threat to our democracy, I’m talking about the use of persuasive design to keep us binge-watching TV rather than doing our chores!

Why was the death of Gilbert Gottfried good for us?

Gilbert Gottfried Dies and Burnout


Reading time: 4 minutes
Gilbert Gottfried would’ve wanted it this way. He wanted us to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine, and what ails us now is prolonged chronic stress. We need all the laughs we can get to help relieve it. It’s all explained right here and links to some of Gottfried’s best work.

What is the right word for an anniversary yet to come, preniversary? Is First Contact Day a preniversary?

Happy First Contact Day


Reading time: less than a minute
Okay, so we’re Trekkies at Ye Olde Blogge. First Contact Day celebrates the date that humankind first achieved warp speed and made contact with Vulcans! It’s the preniversary! 5 April 2063.

The Food Nugget

Exploring the world one bite at a time.

Mirroring the World

Grab a Blanket, But Don't Get Too Cozy...

the brixton housewife

...not the stereotypical picture

ARBIND KUMAR BLOG

arbindkumar475151597. wordpress.com

ROAD TO NARA

Exploring the Path of the Indic : ँ : Ancients at the Heart of Travel

Observations From the Spectrum

an autistic's view of the world

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

The Honest Courtesan

Frank commentary from a semi-retired call girl

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Tales + Tails: Novel Writing + Culture + Compassion