Entries by Tom Levenson

He Has Reached Rock Bottom, And Has Started To Dig*

In case you had any question as to just how skeevy — more, how fundamentally grotesque — was and is Roy Moore, here’s his reasoning on why sodomizing a child does not constitute “forcible rape”: The Alabama Supreme Court had the opportunity to hear the case of one Eric Lemont Higdon, a man accused and convicted of two […]

Winner, Winner…

Chicken Dinner! I can’t keep up — I’ve started lots of aborted posts that got overwhelmed by the sewage-tsunami that is the Republican Party, its boils and carbuncles (yeah, really bad mixed metaphor. Sue me.) — but none get finished before another outrage occurs and… Hell. We all know the drill.  Folks with more stamina […]

Happy Birthday, John Prine

It’s this master of the American song’s 71st today. Meant to post earlier, but Prine’s good for a couple of lullabyes too. I’ve seen him live only once, decades ago. A great time then.  His music has only grown on me.  His songs appear simple, and some of them actually are; they’re all reach deep. […]

Cosmic Goodness (Immigrant Edition)

Here’s a welcome respite from the ongoing hellscape of GOP-dominated America: Three American physicists have won the Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£825,000) prize, […]