“Urban Romulus” by Romeo Keyes

The following article, “Urban Romulus: How the Myths Have Shaped My Life,” appears in a new online mythological journal called Immanence.  It’s written by a young African-American from south-central LA, Romeo Keyes, who I’ve been mentoring for the past year-and-a-half.  He is a remarkable writer and knows more about myth than anyone I’ve ever met.  […]

THE TRUMP PLAN TO DESTROY THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

During the 1980s, I became an environmental activist in fighting to protect the Atlantic striped bass.  A combination of fishing pressure and pollution in their primary spawning grounds of the Chesapeake Bay had seen the fish’s population plummet to near-oblivion.  Finally, after Congress intervened while Maryland declared a five-year fishing moratorium and other states along […]

GUTTING THE EPA: THE TRUMP BUDGET PLAN

While running for president, Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form.”   Tragically for all of us, especially our children and grandchildren, the dismantling has begun.  A leaked version of Trump’s proposed budget reveals that, while military spending would increase by $54 billion, massive cuts are planned […]

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

My friend Mark sent this along to me, something he wrote this evening after coming home from work: “Tyranny is back with a vengeance torn from the history we tried to forget. The sins of our fathers that have haunted us for centuries have stepped out of the shadows and wreak chaos and mayhem that […]

TRUMP PLAGIARIZES EXXON – TIME TO BOYCOTT HIS TWEETS?

On Monday, ExxonMobil – the oil-and-gas behemoth that flatulated Rex Tillerson from CEO to running the State Department – released their latest big news.  They were going to invest a cool $20 billion to “expand manufacturing in the U.S. Gulf region,” alleging this would create more than 45,000 “high-paying jobs.” Lest we forget, scientific studies […]

TRUMP STOOPS (LOW) TO CONQUER

How low can he go?  That’s the question I have to ask after watching Donald Trump exploit in the audience a young woman suffering from a rare disease, families whose loved ones were slain by two illegal immigrants, and the widow of a Navy SEAL who died on a U.S. ground mission into Yemen. I […]