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

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]


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

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

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.21 SMACKIN’ ENDICOTT

See the entire scene from the 1967 “Best Picture” In the Heat of the Night here:

It is one of the most satisfying movie scenes—well, at least in some parts of this country (let’s not forget Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.15 Act of Contrition

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.09 Brexit Brush