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

Carpe Diem: 2018.07.18 Bromance

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 Read More

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, Read More

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 Read More

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.  Read More


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

Carpe Diem: 2018.04.18 M’M’M’Mitch

Mitch McConnell’s drag queen tribute to Barbara Bush.

Carpe Diem: 2018.04.13 ATLAS  SMUDGED

Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Clods and Clowns, announced today that he will not seek reelection to his congressional seat. He intends, he says with a straight face, Read More