Monthly Archives: June 2011

Crabcake while seafood lasts. –Robert M. Shelby, 6-20-11. [1192 txt wds]

“There are souls that, crablike, crawl continually toward darkness, going backward in life rather than advancing, using their experience to increase their deformity, growing continually worse, and becoming steeped more and more thoroughly in the intensifying viciousness.” –Victor Hugo, Les Miserables. Yes, crabby people yearn toward the light in their heads which nowhere exists out […]

Sour fruit. –Robert M. Shelby, 6-9-11. [921 txt wds]

Looking at our pollute-ics, today I feel sadly sour. I feel sourness investing left and right like the scent of old, unwashed clothes in a musty closet. Right and Left are sour about each other and toward each other. There seems to be no middle ground but among the carelessly disengaged. How to sweeten ourselves […]

Times run together all mixed! –Robert M. Shelby, 6-6-11. [535 txt wds]

Poor, old Jim! He’s really lost without Huck or Tom. Of course, at only 72, he’s still young to be so full of political certainty. He’s one of about four of our local “nattering nabobs of negativity” who has been incredibly unhappy with Obama’s residency. I can well understand that kind of misery since I […]

Nightmare is upon us! –Robert M. Shelby, 6-5-11. [1056 txt wds]

Tom Englehardt’s 5-30-11 article “Welcome to Post-legal America” carries the phrase “too big to jail” from a Common article (5-24-11) of that title by Danny Schechter.   Englehardt may not be overstating to say, “At least in terms of what used to be called ‘foreign policy,’ and more recently ‘national security,’ the United […]