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

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

Vol.106.5: CIVILITY AND SERVILITY: THE HONG KONG DILEMMA

 

Lady Liberty Statue at Chinese University Hong Kong

Each year since 1989 Hong Kong students and others have mostly peacefully and quietly commemorated the failed demonstrations for democracy in Read More

Carpe Diem: 20159.10.29 BONESPUR’S BETRAYAL

In my previous Carpe Diem, I came off as someone who was not easily given to forgiving. Actually, where I can, and where there is contrition and lack of evil intent, I prefer to be forgiving Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.25 UNFORGIVABLE

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.21 SLAM DUNK ASS-KISSERS [REV]

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If the young protesters of Hong Kong require any additional indication of what life will be like under the lifelong Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.10 THE 2019 NOBEL; STILL UN-DISCOVERED

 

Again, in vain (and vanity), I waited for that middle-of-the-night phone call from the Nobel committee on literature to inform me that they had finally seen the light, at the last elevated their Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.18 #ThemToo

I know, I know, some of you are saying right now, “This just isn’t like Dragon City Journal. He’s not misogynistic, and he’s always respectful of women. Calling them stupid and ugly, Read More

Vol.106.04: THE PARADOX OF CHRISTIANITY

Recently, I read a sample from a new book titled I Wish I’d Been There, by Byron Hollingshead, that is a composite volume of essays by “twenty historians bring to life dramatic events Read More

Vol.106.3: THE CORRUPTION OF IDENTITY, Part 2

 Hong Kong is like a girl in the engagement period of an arranged marriage being physically abused by a fiancé who grins back at her protests knowing that he can soon rape her with impunity.

In Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.05 EUROTRUMP

Trump Europe

Some readers might have missed Donald Trump’s fudgy cartographics with a map of the projected path of Hurricane Dorian in which the prez decided to extend the projection to the state of Alabama Read More

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