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

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.19 HERE WE GO AGAIN

“Remember the Maine,” Remember the Maddox (Gulf of Tonkin).  Well, if you can’t, then get ready for “Remember the Straits of Hormuz”? Or whatever it takes—like those alleged Iraqi Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.09 EXTRA-EXTRADITION

As the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China continues its boa constrictor-like suffocating of the human rights and liberties of the people of Hong Kong, its latest authoritarian Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.05.27 Memorial Day

In these pages over the years I have written admiringly of my uncles who served in WWI and WWII, Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.03.26 Say no toilet; see no toilet; smell no toilet

These three young Chinese girls have already mastered the trench squat that is the defacatory posture in much of the world.  Readers of these pages will recognize that, owing to my years escorting Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.02.13 Up Against the Wall

Carpe Diem: 2019.02.06 OINK!

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

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

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

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