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

Carpe Diem: 2019.02.06 OINK!

Vol.106.3: 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: 2018.12.19 FELICITOUS WINTER SOLSTICE


YES, IT IS THE SALUTATION OF THE PAGAN, THE INFIDEL, THE HEATHEN, THE ATHEISTIC  THAT DOES
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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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Vol.106.1: TIME TO GET OUT OF THE DESERT

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 Read More

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 Read More

Carpe Diem: 2018.10.04 Judge Not

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