Correcting Behavior

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,    I grew up at the end of an era.  When and where I grew up, for my most formative years, the societally accepted form of correction for societally unacceptable behavior involved things like this: “That was stupid” <cuff upside the head> “Don’t be stupid!”  Or “you’re a bad…


TEOTWAWKI

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Pull up a chair, have a drink, take that silly mask off your face and let’s talk.   TEOTWAWKI, also known as “The End of The World as We Know It” seems to have been a basic theme for my entire life.  It’s always coming down the pike right…


I Have Reservations

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Sit, let’s talk.   When we give someone everything, when we say “I will take care of you and see to all of your needs,” we infantize that person, and I am against it.   The picture above, is, obviously an Indian Reservation (I’m guessing Navajo, but it could…


1917 & Birds of Prey

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Movie review time, I’m giving everyone including myself a break from politics (well, mostly…) So let’s go to the movies!   First, lets talk about 1917.  Here’s where politics slips in, because the Motion Picture Academy never disappoints.  For the last twenty years, they have reliably fucked up in…



Shibboleth

Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Pour a cuppa, and let’s talk.   So, Shibboleth… It’s an odd word, a very old word. The Christian and Hebrew bibles tell a story of the word, (actually the ancient Hebrew word Shibbolet, and that’s not quite right, because I don’t know how to get my computer to recreate…


Old Dogs

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Here, have a seat, the bar’s open, what’s your pleasure?   In the last week, I’ve had several experiences that have echoed the same theme, so I thought I would discuss it here.  First, let me do a follow up on the post last week and the “state of…