I sing the American song,

Full-throated, unapologetic

Even as I mistake the words

Even as I forget sometimes

The reasons why I sing

I sing the American song

Faint smells of ale and salty tea

Some verses whispered dangerously

Some shouted in stark defiance

Blasphemous and brave

Foolhardy and great


January 6, 2021

There was much to be repulsed by in yesterday’s assault on the Capital by a mob of Trump-inspired insurgents. There was the painful image of the government under siege by domestic political terrorists. There was the casual response by police and other forces, a stark juxtaposition to…


The paper sat unmoving

spaced between us, facing me

Accusing, evidence for the trial.

“Why bother with these simple rhymes?

Why limit your choices to the

Accidental last syllables

Of a tiny list of words?”

.

She leaned back, arms

Folded across her chest, eyes

Fixed on mine, a hawk’s…


One cell, suspended.

One smallest beam of

purest light breaks in

And through…

Two cells now, but joined

That light reverberating,

Finding strength in the shared

Boundaries, gaining rather than

Diminishing in brilliance

Four cells, then eight

Momentum surging, energy

Creating life, life creating the space

To chase its prescribed…


Let me try it this way…

It’s the Super Bowl, and you’re the quarterback of the defending champion. For weeks, you’ve been guaranteeing a victory. You boast that the only way you’ll lose is if the other team, or the referees, cheat and take the game away from you.

For…


Donald Trump can’t afford to lose, and he knows it all too well.

Credit: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

When Donald Trump ran for President in 2015, it was widely understood that the primary objective was a massive marketing play, a chance to elevate his brand to new heights and parlay the effort into a new…


Trump Takes Another Swing at Murdering Americans…

How many will die this time?

This is what our President has just tweeted, in part of his announcement about coming home: “… Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump…


Photo by davide ragusa on Unsplash

What price a lie, or more to the point, lies?

In today’s disclosures, taped conversations with President Trump reveal that from the very beginning, following his being briefed in late January, Trump intentionally misled the American public on the nature and dangers around the covid-19 virus.

Despite clearly understanding the…


The Case for Funding Racial Equality — and Against Reparations for Slavery

AUGUST 30, 2020

Wikipedia states that “Reparations for slavery is a political justice concept that argues that reparations should be paid to the descendants of slaves.” …

Gary Adornato

Grandfather, Father, Husband, Son, Brother. Serial Entrepreneur, Analyst, Economics Fanboy. Writer. www.adornato.blog. "The Insufficiency of Reparations".

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