Alphabet Story

February 21, 2018

An apple always appreciates anything advertised as “Astronomical!”

Bees basically break beauty basics because bees behave badly.

Can cream cheese cure cancer?

Definitely don’t do Daddy’s dirty deeds.

Every enchanted egg entering elementary education eventually earns enlightenment.

Finnegan freezes fish farts for fun.

Great God girl! Granny’s grown gigantic gonads!

Handsome Hillary handily heals herself.

I improvise ice installments inside iguana igloos.

Jocular Jennifer just juried Justin’s jokes.

Kittens keep kissing kangaroos!

Lauren laughed loudly, looking like Lilly’s lewd Labrador

My mom makes magic marijuana muffins.

Nitwit NASCAR newlyweds never need nuts, nutrition, nor napkins.

Oprah occupies our Oval Office.

Prince posthumously postulates porcupines, plus positively proves penguin precognition.

Queens quietly quibble, questioning quantum “quacks.”

Resist rational reasoning; recollect random realizations.

Smurfs summon Satan!

Tacky tea toddling teenagers try transmitting thoughts telepathically to teach toilet training to toddlers.

Undulating underwear understands us, uncovering unbearable uncertainty.

Vegetarian vampires vanquish villainous veterinarians.

What weird water works with wandering wallabies?

Xena x-rays xylophones.

You yummy yo-yo, you.

Zig-Zagging zebras zap zombies.


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It’s the Children, Dummy

February 20, 2018

Today at work, a wise colleague told me that the Florida children demonstrating for gun control, while impressive, “will lose.” He explained, “They don’t know what they’re up against.” I predict just the opposite. They will win. And I have history backing up my position.

Great social movements, with the odds stacked against them have, and will continue to be won, by children. Adults may be too weary, or scared, or jaded to persevere. But when kids are fired up with a great cause, they can be unstoppable. Let’s look at a few notable example of how kids have changed the world when their parents thought, “They don’t know what they’re up against.”

The Birmingham Children’s Crusade

In 1963, the Civil Rights movement faced a crucial test in Birmingham, Alabama, and it was losing. Dr. King and his allies couldn’t find enough adults to make the sacrifices necessary to confront an defeat an oppressive system of racial injustice. This was the Jim Crow of the South, set up by Whites after Reconstruction as a permanent caste system designed to maintain White rule.

It was only when the children of Birmingham and the surrounding towns took up the call to “fill the jails,” often without their parents’ permission, that the world took notice and the White power structure was defeated. The Birmingham Children’s Movement resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sit-Ins

Nashville and other sit-ins of the 1960s were conducted by students who may not have been as young as the many of the Birmingham students, but were still not old enough to let seemingly overwhelming odds stop them from taking action. They faced violence and jail and kept going until their cities were desegregated.

Child Textile Workers March

On July 7, 1903, hundreds of exploited juvenile textile laborers began a 100 mile march from Philadelphia to Teddy Rosevelt’s home in New York. Their agitation helped to reform child labor laws.

No matter what the immediate result of the new children’s movement for gun sanity, the participants and all of society win when children and young adults wake up and become enthusiastically engaged citizens. The seeds they are planting in our country will bloom for a generation.


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An Urban Prayer

February 8, 2018

May there be only green lights

May there always be money left in the meter

May there be a stash of quarters ready for your laundry

May there be two dollars in pocket to tip the barista

May the crossing walk change to walk as you approach

And may your favorite music come on at the grocery store

Amen


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Flowers omg the Wall

February 3, 2018

I wanted to reassure my family and friends that I’m doing just fine, living alone in my tiny studio apartment. So, I recorded this video.


And now, this:

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How to Build a Treadmill Desk – the Series

January 15, 2018

I made an educational video called How to Build a Treadmill Desk. It has received over 20,000 views, which may not be viral, but maybe it qualifies as some sort of minor infection. Perhaps a blister. It’s gone blisterous. I followed the video with two more pieces that delve into the complex and rewarding world of making treadmill desks. Here are links to all three!


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Epiphyte

December 31, 2017

Hi. My role models are epiphytes. You know, those plants that grow without soil. They just absorb sunlight, moisture from the air and they don’t really bother anybody. They give us oxygen. And they hurt no one.

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I’m So Bored with the USA (new lyrics)

November 21, 2017

Yankee teenager
He want to shoot some China White
He met it in New Hampshire, but now
He can’t afford a bite

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