Bookworm Free

I read a lot, think a little, and now and then write down a few things.

Recent Comments

  1. about 9 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red” Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Act II, scene ii).

  2. about 10 hours ago on That is Priceless

    It seems to me rather suspicious, / The complete absence of petri dishes. / Growing anything viral / Requires a strictly controlled trial / In a medium the bug finds auspicious.

  3. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    It will happen again as it has happened before. / Predictions by someone claiming arcane lore, / that a teacup’s detritus / Will somehow direct us. / Such to me is prime example of Caveat Emptor!

    You don’t need teacups, cards, or a crystal ball, / Or a psychic by means of a telephone call. / You can be quite sure / You’d get the same “future,” / From a cookie with your Chinese takeout from the mall. 8>)

  4. 3 days ago on Prickly City

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt” – dubiously attributed to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and others.

  5. 3 days ago on Clay Jones

    What is your source showing the “money spent on woke programs, climate change, political donations to the Dems, etc.”? Or does that make me “woke” for even asking the question?

  6. 4 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Definition of a “stable genius”: Mr. Ed, the talking horse. Because unlike people who yackity-yak and waste your time of day, Mr. Ed will only speak when he has something to say. 8>)

  7. 4 days ago on Luann

    A sardonic hypothetical syllogism? That doesn’t make sense even for an artist. If the premises are sardonically hypothetical, then the conclusion is soberly pragmatic nonsense.

  8. 4 days ago on Mike Luckovich

    I’ve come to believe that the last word spoken by the last human on earth will be, “Oops.” Regrettably, I also believe that will be a fitting epitaph.

  9. 4 days ago on Prickly City

    I find it disheartening that so many of my countrymen feel that knowledge is the enemy. I will concede that everyone has a right to be “stupid,” which I define as being deliberately ignorant, misinformed, and close-minded. However, I have the right not to buy into such stupidity.

  10. 4 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    I can quite agree that we should blame the people, not the tools. Having said that, I should also point out that in the examples you gave, you rather undermine your own argument. A driver can be stripped of his right to operate a vehicle – any vehicle – for any number of reasons; DUI, reckless driving, physical or mental incapacity to name just a few. Drivers are subject to laws and regulations and insurance requirements just in case something goes wrong. When gun ownership is regulated and controlled like motor vehicle operation, I’ll buy into your argument – But not before.