contents

ON TELLING OTHERS NOT TO TELL OTHERS WHAT TO DO
Here We Are, at the End of All Things – a baseball game is the last whimper of a nation
The Three Rules We Must Obey – we cannot advance further and be bossy
Three Rules Abbreviated – I try brevity in being bossy about being bossy
Other Versions of Three Rules – and now I attempt flowery prose about it
A Call for Organic Politics – how the Three Rules can heal us

ON TRUMP
‘Covfefe’ Means ‘We’re So Screwed’ – a dissociative fugue best explains his new word
A Letter to my Representative: Impeach Now!
Stay Focused on Trump’s Ego Deficits – about Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Trump was Predictable – we’ve been rehearsing for Trump for 40 years
Trumpism Uber Alles – the bossing of Left and Right lead to Trascism
No, Donald – the way you talk in the locker room isn’t masculinity
What Happens Next – an attack succeeds, flags wrap Trump – and you salute
St Augustine on Donald Trump – I get snarky and spiritual, briefly
Trascism – a perfect word, and I predict last fall he might win
Trump Personality Disorder – the (fatal?) illness we now all suffer from
A Random View on Drumpf – I blame you for what led up to Trump

ON HEALTH CARE
It Isn’t Obamacare – three things Nixon found health care needs to be even close to universal coverage

ON SLUGS AND NEIGHBORS
It’s Spring, for Human Beans and Slug-Americans – gardening advice you won’t take

ON AYN RAND
You are John Galt – how Rand infested us with bad ideas of where creativity lives

ON CHAOS, CULTURE AND POLITICS
How to Get Science Wrong – I criticize a criticism of critical environmental science
The Myth of White Culture – what the hell is ‘white’, anyway?
The View from Space – I imagine aliens betting we’ll fail, and I imagine they’re right
Playing Political Ping-Pong – the back and forth of our politics is just back and forth
How to Cook a Koch – the evil bros have made a big, wrong bet
Stay Calm and Multiply – the astounding claim that there are too few of us
Our Aryan Ancestry – those Himalayans were an argument for inclusiveness
No Lives Matter – how Law and Order gets it backwards and threatens all
We’re All Bozos on This Bus – the common impulse that drives intolerance
How to Heal a Culture – our bossiness is our greatest threat
Taco Trucks Everywhere? Si! – open borders protect us from ludefisk
The American Culture is . . . – I get cute about an inclusive culture

MY WEIRDEST IDEA – WHICH IS SAYING SOMETHING!
An Imagination Abducted by the Abducted – UFO phenomena point to mental healing

ADDENDA, ERRATA, ET CETERA
For the 1st Time in 30 Years I Voted     Don’t Worry    Could We Get Four More Years?

Who am I, who has such weird ideas?

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