Disparaging the Boot

Disparaging the Boot
Current events by a latecomer to the left; pop culture without a cable package; personal anecdotes.
Created 25 Aug 2020
  • You're Not Alone Like You Think You Are
    01 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    sit down, be humble The greatest gift that turning forty and having a child has given me is humility. Like most of humanity, I've fallen off my fitness goals during the pandemic. In my twenties, I cou...
  • The Man Whose God is Kneeling in the Ash
    10 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 0 1
    When former UC Berkeley political science chair Chalmers Johnson heard that a hijacked airliner had crashed into the World Trade Center, his first thought was, "the Chileans?" Twenty years ago, that w...
  • Cuz I Gotta Keep Living
    03 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    when you punish a person for dreaming their dream Hey, if you email or DM or screencap me your receipt of a recent donation to the Texas Equal Access Fund or the Lilith Fund, I'll match it up to $1,00...
  • We Know It Isn't, We Know It Isn't
    27 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    M has been home sick for the first three days of this week (different illness). She had a barking cough on Friday, a high fever on Sunday, and has been gunky throughout. On Monday, I made the tough ca...
  • And It All Came Down to You and I
    19 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    love sick M. spent some time home sick with a runny nose last week. S. and I have been fighting off a cold as well. This is for three reasons: When a toddler in your household gets sick, you'll get si...
  • There Is Heaven In You Now
    06 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    LOKI I thought we were over this. I thought we tried this in 2003 with the Matrix sequels, which made multiple references to things a fraction of the original audience had seen at the time—the Animatr...
  • The Walls are Way Too Thin
    22 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    this mf'er said "treading trodden trails" M stayed home sick for a couple of days this month. She hasn't had many bad illnesses yet, mostly runny noses and gunky-sounding coughs. Her biggest symptom i...
  • You And I Are Holy Fire
    01 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    INTO THE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN Donald Rumsfeld is dead. Hannah Arendt gave us the phrase "the banality of evil" in describing Adolf Eichmann on trial: a feeble little bureaucrat, mumbling threadbare euphemi...
  • Teach Me All That a Heart Should Know
    24 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    EVERYBODY TALKS BACK M is vocal but not legible. She has a couple of words in her vocabulary. She will frequently and loudly say "bye!" to objects—stuffed animals; passing cars; trees; meals she's don...
  • Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu
    17 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 0 1
    I pride myself on the logistical details. I never get locked out of my apartment, or get in the car without my wallet. But it had been over two years since I'd boarded an airplane. So when the TSA age...
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