“It’s like you’re in bed with BP.”

Approaching nine months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, sensitive marshes off the coast of Louisiana are still covered with oil. Friday, state and local representatives took the media on a tour of Barataria Bay, showing an area where the oil continues to destroy the marshes and…

Nothing Makes a Cynic Like a Wealthy Church…

I grew up in the church. My father is a minister which meant I went to church every Sunday, did the whole baptism, confirmation, altar boy thing and when I was twelve, he took a new job at a church populated with a lot of people who had a lot of money. Not all, granted,…

The Newer Meanings of Black Friday…sentimental thoughts

Hello everybody… Typically, I try not to make these things all that personal, usually covering up a lot of feelings with humor, dark cynicism, take a few jabs at politicians while emotionally stepping slightly outside of myself, a calculated distance learned from many years of social work that makes it easier to blunt the emotional…

The Myth Is Real – Let’s Eat – The Obama’s Visit Florida

In the ongoing narrative of all is well in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama and his family came to Panama City Beach Florida for vacation. They dined on Gulf seafood and the President announced to the press, “Beaches all along the Gulf Coast are clean, they are safe, and they are open for business,”…

Of Course It’s Political…

Imagine a country, a place where an oil spill fouled a major body of water off five states. The ensuing damage threw thousands out of work, threatened an entire ecosystem, a culture, killed thousands of birds, fish, sensitive marshlands. The company promised to do everything to make things whole again. The government stepped in and…