The Great American Right to Complain

For 30+ years as a news hound and reporter of weird stuff, I, Xeno, have believed it is the duty of Americans to speak up truthfully about what they like and dislike. We have the right to complain, to make things better. This was true in the past. Is it still? I like peace, non-violence, transparency in government and privacy and fair voting for the public. I oppose violence and support peaceful plans. I try to read a broad spectrum of news and ideas, but don’t agree with everyone or everything I read or see. Reading is not approving, obviously. … Continue reading The Great American Right to Complain

Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

How smart is a giant squid? Do they have comprehension and powers beyond our imaginations? Just a week ago, in the Gulf of Mexico (June 18, 2019) a curious live giant squid was recorded for only the second time in history.  It approached the faintly blinking lights on a decoy which was disguised as a bioluminescent jellyfish. … eight legs unfurl, revealing its large suckers that it uses to inspect the device. The moment the giant squid realizes that the lights aren’t a jellyfish, it jets away. … “We’re talking about an animal that can get to 14 meters [45 … Continue reading Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

The Tick, to Cheer You Up

In my spare time, I’ve now watched every episode of both “The Tick” series on Amazon Prime. Tonight I took a walk. I wept for my lost love, as I often do. Now I sit and look at what should be a bright sun, but see only a hazy red disk barely there in the 360 degree blanket of smoky doom. The fires everywhere in California have turned the evening sky apocalyptic. At least this place is quieter than the last… On cue, a woman outside starts yelling. “Weaver, Theiver, Sneether, Seether, Either, Neither!“ Wha? I have to laugh. I’m … Continue reading The Tick, to Cheer You Up