Under the Microscope III

Dumb, Dumber and Just Plain Slow

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Now that we convinced some key United States Senators to delay the vote on Bush’s spying bill and legal immunity for the telecom giants until after the Fourth of July, Independence Day holiday – keeping the Constitution out of the fire for at least a few more days –…

The Parable of Lord Cornwallis

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On His Surrender at Yorktown, and Questions Answered in the Siegelman Case Connecting the Dots By Glynn Wilson One of the most interesting and fun things about the freedom that comes with self-publishing on the Web Press is to see how it drives some people absolutely crazy when I speak in parables and communicate through…

Human Beings Love A Good Myth

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are – if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life…

As The Pendulum Swings

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 5 – Global warming gave us a break this spring in Alabamaland with plenty of rain and way cooler temps than last year. But the global pendulum is now swinging hard toward summer, and it’s hot as hades in T-Town. On the national political front, in…

The Grapes of Wrath: Part 2

“And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress … by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”…

Media and Political Reform in Alabama

What is needed? Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24- As I was driving south on Highway 431 the other day after descending the mountaintop in Huntsville at Monte Sano State Park, a jumble of thoughts rumbled around in my head about what to say on how to fix the problems we…

Here’s to Three Years of Fighting Monarchy

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson It is hard to believe it has only been three years since we launched The Locust Fork Journal, the Weblog part of this Website. It seems like a decade has passed. They say time flies when you are having fun. Maybe time drags when your self-appointed task is to…

Plant A Revolutionary Garden Today

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson There are no victory gardens anymore. Are you old enough to remember victory gardens? If not, did you learn of victory gardens from your study of history? Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in…

Going Silently Into That Lame Duck Good Night?

Not Without A Fight “Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There (was) never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson As Home Box Office prepares to run its…

Alternate Reality Headline Goes Here

More Distortions Hit The Web in Siegelman’s Case Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Sometimes in winter, even when there is rare snow on the ground in Alabama, it is better to sleep late. If for no other reason than to give the other Web publishers time to get their acts together before it’s time…

Into The Heart of Unreality

“The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson As I was lounging on the screened-in porch Saturday afternoon sipping a Yuengling and counting the birds for the Great Backyard Birdcount, with the Nikon at the ready as dusk approached,…

Long Live the Separation of Church and State

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Finally, the sun has emerged from behind the clouds and it looks like there may be a few good birding and golfing days dead ahead. Meanwhile, I am doing everything I can think of to get rid of this overwhelming feeling of dread. Child king George W. Bush will…

The Thrill Is Gone, Baby

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson The snow, like the thrill, is gone. And like B.B. King sang, the big media and the politicians in Washington have done us wrong. If you are anything like me, you may wish you were watching impeachment hearings for Bush and Cheney on TV – instead of this already…

Tilting At Windmills As 2007 Ends, 2008 Explodes

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson It’s sort of like hell to be a writer and find yourself almost without words as one year gets ready close with explosions and another is about ready to come in with a bang. Keeping up with all the scandals is mind numbing enough after a while, and all…

Ratcheting Down The Greed Factor

Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources. – Aristotle Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson There is an age-old Native American proverb about a grandfather talking to his young grandson, telling him about human nature. The original Americans believed every human being has two wolves inside of them engaged in…

Real Patriotism: True Americans Protest

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson CHERRY HILL PARK, Md., Sept. 17 – Sipping the hazelnut cream coffee, looking up at the peace flag on the RV two spaces down and listening to Chris Dodd on C-SPAN Radio talking about the continuing investigation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales – and the lack of an…

The Era of the Written Word is Over, Dead

And so too is America… Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson The era of the writer and the written word is over. Deader than dead. And of course the American Century is long over, along with the ideal of what America could be, which is about as dead as Rome on the verge of its…