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

Carpe Diem: 2018.10.04 Judge Not

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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Carpe Diem: 2018.08.26 True American

As the links below attest I have never been sympathetic to John McCain in these pages. In fact, the only thing I ever agreed with Donald Trump about was that McCain was not a hero (his experience

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Carpe Diem: 2018.06.29 BORDER GUARD JESUS

Carpe Diem: 2018.06.08 The Yoke


Ireland was supposedly named by the Roman legions who found the inhabitants too irritable and pugilistic, giving up on conquering their emerald isle.  I have experienced Irish ire myself

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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.28 Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day again,

and flags defurl and flutter

in irenic spring breezes,

John Wayne war movies flicker

past military glories

fought on Hollywood’s back lots

It’s Memorial Day again,


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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.23 KILLER BRAIN

Readers of these pages will recall, its author is no fan of the pharmaceutical companies of America

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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.19: Love,(sort of) Actually

Already on record in these pages as not being a fan of royalty and aristocracy, the inexpensively maintained

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Carpe Diem: 2018.05.06 Trudy & Donny

By now, readers of these pages will know that we much enjoy transgendering (at least Photoshop-wise) Republicans, since they are the most hypocritical gender-insensitive jerks America has to offer. 

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You know those Frenchies: Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour.  Right?  This is no way for Donnie to try to fend

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