Next project is to resume work on comedic material for my radio show.
Digging through archives this morning, stumbled on a reference to the Gettysburg Address.
Does anyone still remember what that was?
At this difficult moment in our nation,
we might do well to recall and reflect on that text,
and possibly remember who we are.
If someone says they’re fleeing crime, believe them.
Continue reading Someone stole my tablet.
Memorial Day 2018
Yesterday at Burger King I heard a song I’d never heard before, that impressed me enough to do significant research. I don’t know who did the cover. From the music and the lyrics, I supposed the creator to be Elton John. The music really moved me, but I found the lyrics to be dark.
It proved to be “Stoney End,” created by Laura Nyro.
I knew nothing about her.
Turns out she created a ton of hits, and was vastly influential.
She eschewed the celebrity lifestyle, which I think William Tell would like to do also.
Wikipedia: “Stoney End”
Wikipedia: Laura Nyro
|“Purity of heart is to will one thing.”
||— Soren Kierkegaard
Continue reading Heart and soul
Free Speech Handbook Guideline No. 7: Don’t change the subject.
In a recent classic case, unable to refute Emma Gonzalez on the question of gun violence, Steve King accused her of being allied with communist Cuba.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I, as William Tell, will respond when people say ugly things. Sometimes I myself may change the subject.
Continue reading Changing the subject
For about two years, while I was in college, I was a rabid bigot against Jews.
Continue reading I’ve been one, too.
(Originally posted 2012-07-26 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reblogged 2014-04-09.)
[See also the William Tell Show page, “Word of the Day.”]