Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Carpe Diem: 2020.04.06 PANDEMIC NOTES 2

Thoughts and prayers

Today, my pandemic penses turns to that notorious American affectation in times of crisis—thoughts and prayers. Americans love to send out their thoughts and prayers Read More

Carpe Diem: 2020.04.01 2020 PANDEMIC NOTES 1

A VIRAL RECKONING AND A LINGERING BERNIE

I happen to be one of those people who do not believe that everything that happens happens for a reason. But I do believe that it is very easy to come Read More

Vol.107.3: PANDEMIC!!!

The novel coronavirus has provided me with the time and recommended social isolation to return to a subject that has interested me from my boyhood days. Call me wacky, weird, or wonderful, but Read More

Vol.107.2: THE WORST BEST CHOICE (?)

Joe Biden sent me an email today thanking me for helping him and his campaign. I never gave Joe a donation or even a word of support or encouragement.  Since well before his hair plugs I have Read More

Carpe Diem: 2020.03.3 Another Surrender

America’s string of military surrenders masquerading as peace treaties remains intact. After 19 years of war in Afghanistan America has decided to wave the white flag and pretend it has effected Read More

Carpe Diem: 2020.O2.12 HE IS THE LAW

“I’m not blind”

Hooray! We made it! Sieg Heil! We have become the Third Reich! Now that Trump has got the Senate Republican cowards to ratify that he is “above the law” and that whatever he does to and Read More

Vol.107.1: AMERICAN JERKS

Normally, it’s the kind of flap that barely snares my attention. I first heard about it on NPR and then began seeing the book show up on some of the literary sites that I peruse as it got more Read More

Vol 106.8: THE FALL OF THE BREXIT EMPIRE

 

As the scarcely United Kingdom withers down to even less that its original geographic margins, snuggling itself into those cozy country villages of White folk within obeisant distance of some Read More

Vol.106.7: GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND ZU-ZU’S PETALS [MR] Reprise of 12. 3.2006

An angel gets his wings                                  ©RKO Pictures

It’s that time of the year again; time for Zu-Zu’s petals.

But first, a few words on a Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.11.19 NO WONDER

Just in case anyone in the outside world is wondering—HEY! IS ANYONE FUCKING WONDERING?—just WHY the Hong Kong protestors began their dissent with their objection to the People’s Republic Read More

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