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

Carpe Diem: 2018.12.05 Requiescat In Veritas (Addendum)

From my window I am able to see my neighbor’s overly large, but fading and shredding American flag flutter at half-mast, no doubt in reverence of the passage of George H. W. Bush, as it did

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Vol.106.2 Sex, Sex and (Ho-Hum) More Sex: Sebastian Gerard on Potty-Mouth Literature

I will begin with a little confessional. I decided to take a nom de plume—Sébastian Gerard (you already know who I really am)—back in 2004 when I commenced my first novel

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Vol.101.2: Homo Sepia Sapiens

No, it’s not one of my typos.  You read it correctly—Homo Sepia Sapiens.  What the hell is that, you ask ? I don’t blame you; a lot of the things I write provoke a WTF reaction

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Carpe Diem: 2018.11.13 Ole Bone Spur

Our Coward-in-Chief once again took to Europe to make himself a national embarrassment for the USA and show himself to be a complete idiot in international affairs (doesn’t know the difference

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It has taken a brutal murder by a barbarous people of the Middle Ages to remind us that it is long past time that America, a country with a notorious bad batting average for picking its enemies

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Carpe Diem: 2018.10.05 Falsetto Suzy

So, maybe it’s a little politically incorrect.  But, screw it, I’m sick of this bullshit.  At least I didn’t call her a whore.  (Or, did I, in a Republican

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Carpe Diem: 2018.10.04 Judge Not


Full disclosure: like Brett Cavanaugh I am also an alumnus of a Jesuit high school, although we were not a prissy rich-boy boarding school that produced guys who sexually-assaulted women (maybe

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Carpe Diem: 2018.09.28 Miss Lindsey Declares

Miss Lindsey Graham, Senator from that fine old slave state of South Carolina, soiled her frilly silk panties during her impassioned defense of admitted beer-loving and sexual abuse-denier Judge

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Vol.105.6: The Funeral Oration as Political Event

In a strange way today’s funeral orations delivered by the likes of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Miss Lindsey Graham, and even, can you believe it, by unindicted war criminal Henry Kissinger

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