"When I consider how much I have seen, read and heard, I begin to blame my own Taciturnity; and since I have neither Time nor Inclination to communicate the Fullness of my Heart in Speech, I am resolved to do it in Writing. and to Print myself out."
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, 03/01/1711

A Fable for November                                                        summer/2000
...and all the people rejoiced in the slaughter of countless thousands of non-English speakers who wore funny hats.
Why I Went from Revolutionary to Radical                       post 09/11/2001
Has the old man gone soft?

The Two Main Parties                                                         pre-Elections, 2004
The main difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans kill people because they enjoy it, Democrats kill people too, because they're afraid not to.

Fascism Lite                                                                       post Election 2004
                                                                                (from The Reykjavik Grapevine)
the majority of my fellow citizens are psychopaths who would happily torture me and kill me. I see the smiling face of Lynne Englund on the woman driving my bus. I feel the eyes of John Ashcroft upon me at work, I feel his cold fingers at the library.
in which the author says something good about the U.S.

My Room, My Books, My Self,                                               06/15/2009
Getting my life under control

What I'm Figuring Out - about Guns                                          07/20/2012
"Finally I should cite a mnemonic taught to American soldiers
    This is my rifle, this is my gun.
    This one's for shooting, this one's for fun."

Colin Cross' Living with Lizzie Lust a Review                           08/15/2012
"Like Henry Miller, like Bukowski, Colin Cross writes about fucking."

What I'm Figuring Out - about Third Parties                               11/01/12
"If anything can be called a wasted vote, it's a vote for someone whom you don't want to win."

My Oldest Friend or What I'm figuring out about the Art Institute of Chicago     July 2016
"The most striking impression though, when you're standing looking at the painting, is that the farmer is glaring back at you with an expression of stunned horror,"

Time for the Left to Get Our Act Together   2022
"I would suggest that there are issues which the left can make good on. issues on which a majority of Americans agree with us; issues which affect people on a personal level."

plus some personal stories.

Mr. Cohen and Me

A Road Story

Where I Went this Summer - 2010

Thanksgiving - 2011

Four Days in Paris - 2012 blogged by Cassandra Nelson

What's New in New York City - 2013

Apologies to Fred Ho and Other Famous People I've Offended - 2014

What I'm Learning from Cancer - 2015 

Christmas Update 2017

Another Year in My Life - 2018 

Another Year in My Life - 2019

Another Year in My Life - 2020 

Another Year in My Life - 2021

Another Year in My Life - 2022