Author Archives: JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.

The American Week

Monday: A law is born in the House of RepresentativesTuesday: The law dies in the SenateWednesday: A mass shooting occursThursday: The scene is taped off and sealedFriday: Thoughts and prayersWEEKEND! Monday: A law is born in the House… etc. (c) … Continue reading

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Bah-BOOM-BOOM Riff Ripped

First published as https://ethicaldative.com/2022/05/22/bah-boom-boom-riff/ . To Her, Still One’s home is her castle,a refuge from hustleand bustle, the jostle of mobs;nest in which refuge to seekfrom the insults that bristlein digital wallowsand rants of apostles of doom,by the wherry that’s … Continue reading

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Two Centered Voices in the Din

Bret Stephens, conservative columnist: Imagine a TV ad from a moderate Democrat like Ohio’s Tim Ryan or Virginia’s Abigail Spanberger that goes something like this: “I believe in the Second Amendment. But not for this guy,” followed by a picture … Continue reading

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To Whom It Concerns on the Morrow

Hey, U 2 + 3! June 8 and Jan 9 are two dates written in bright lights for us who love you. Your penultimate mission in Oki is to celebrate the dickens out of that day which will have arrived … Continue reading

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‘There’s a Future…’

A comment to a recent post here (https://ethicaldative.com/2022/06/01/pledge-of-resistance/) states: “People kill people. Not guns, cars or anything else. People need help and they don’t get it. Our society decided that inclusion is more important than helping people and/ or making … Continue reading

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Women Irritated the Painter. Oh Dear

John Elderfield, who curated the last big de Kooning survey for the Museum of Modern Art, said that originally the Woman series upset different people in different ways… Some were dismayed by the vulgar treatment of the female form… Elderfield’s … Continue reading

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Pledge of Resistance

I pledge resistance to the flag of the AR-15s of America, and to the mythology for which it stands. Wounded nation under Fox, indefensible, with liberty and justice for some. In the summer of 2008, the Supreme Court decided District … Continue reading

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‘The Small Miracle of Translation’

The novel… is the first in an Indian language to win the International Booker Prize, and the first in Hindi to even secure a nomination… [Translator Daisy Rockwell’s] work on the book showed “the small miracle of translation,” [Frank Wynne, … Continue reading

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Language Is a Weapon, Too. Keep It Sharp

… Any honest accounting shows that more of the blame for these senseless rampages lays at the feet of bought-and-paid-for politicians who have blocked any reasonable gun control measures in order to retain their own hold on power. (Kara Swisher, … Continue reading

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To Whom It Concerns

Hey, you. I’ll love you every kind of always. (c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

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