What would happen if a few people weren’t dragging the rest of us down?

HELP! Twitter Honey Bots Are Obsessed with Me!

It’s official. I am the Don Juan of Twitter/X. Last fall, the fortunes of X / Twitter seemed at its depth. Elon Musk had removed hate speech and disinformation filters, re-posted a couple of nasty ones himself, and then, in a display of lack of impulse control that would have made any pre-pubescent teenage boy […]

Trumpism’s Cognitive Dissonance

While visiting family down south, I had yet another befuddling conversation with a “Trumper” also claiming to be a “Ukraine supporter” who has somehow rewired their brain to ignore the fact that the Trump faction of the GOP are the primary folks responsible for abandoning Ukraine by blocking continued US funding. I’m curious how one […]

Linda Yaccarino Needs New Glasses?

Ms. Yaccarino may need new glasses because what is deceptive is Linda Yaccarino continued justification of hate speech and disinformation as “free speech.” READ THE ARTICLE HERE  As if a private company had no control over what was posted on its private platform. What’s also misleading to advertisers are X’s traffic numbers. Most of their […]

Why I wore a tie for the first time in years

PART ONE – WHY THE CAUSE? A few weeks ago, I wore a tie for the first time in several years because I had the privilege of advocating before elected U.S. Senators and Congresspeople’s offices and staffs for a cause I cared deeply about. The cause was to convince U.S. Congresspeople and Senators about the […]

Free Speech vs. Consequence Free Speech

I am a producer, content creator, and generally an opinionated human being, occasionally to my detriment. I like punk rock music, so freedom of speech and expression is essential in my professional and personal life. I’ve also traveled to several countries where free speech is not tolerated or stifled, and one can tangibly feel a […]

Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story

I recently attended the documentary film screening of “Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story” at the National Arts Club in Gramercy of New York City. The film produced by Vice News drew me. Still, I was further incentivized by the fact that Eugene Hutz and a couple of members of G.B. would be there […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Will they Walk the Walk in Ukraine?

– From Cynopsis “Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s premiere of the Ukrainian fantasy series “Cossacks” arrives on Crackle on September 1. Directed, written, and shot on location in Ukraine and featuring a cast of Ukrainian actors, “Cossacks” is a 12-episode sword and sorcery fantasy series” Hmm. Is this a good thing or tone-deaf, given the […]

Helping the Flooded Communities of Kherson, Ukraine

Driving from Kyiv to the Southern parts of Ukraine, I can see that farmland is everywhere and that Ukraine is the world’s breadbasket. Wheat is ripening. Fruit is in season. Farms, as far as their eyes can see, make the flooding brought on by the Russian destruction of the Kakhovka dam so unspeakably harmful. Yesterday […]

Return to Przmesyl, Poland

Day two of my trip, I was so tired that I spent 15 minutes thinking I was locked IN my apartment share because I was pushing a pull door. I was JUST about to call the apartment owner when I figured it out. Thank goodness. The language barrier is terrible enough without her thinking I’m […]

Roku Endangers Democracy

1/6/23 – On this particular dark day in recent US history comes an apt article from Dan Frankel of NextTV that illustrates that Jan. 6, 2021, was a long time coming, and the fallout is still being felt. I am reminded of that old adage – “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your […]