Category: Words

Stuff written by SlowX

14 Jan

“Happiness”

Dear NRA & Gun-Owners, If you truly want to win me and my pro-gun-control ilk over, I suggest three things: 1 – Have all gun owners sign a “Right to Life” contract, that everyone– regardless of gender, race, religion/non-religion, sexual orientation, politics, etc.–has the same right to life as the gun owner. 2 – The […]

29 Apr

eulogy

My sister Helen died on Thursday, April 19th, after fighting pancreatic cancer for over 11 years. I’m still reeling from this, despite knowing for so long that the day would indeed one day arrive. My head is swimming with all sorts feelings about losing my sister, my friend, as well as thoughts about how people […]

06 Dec

Stringing Up “St. SlowX’s Fire” Theory

For the most part, “St. Elmo’s Fire” is a pretty melodramatic, angst-ridden, ‘80s movie filled with big hair, shoulder pads, the “brat pack,” post-college depression, and lots of shiny early-MTV style. In the middle of it there’s one scene that always got to me. (spoiler alert?) Cynical journalist-wanna-be Kevin Dolenz (Andrew McCarthy) loves Leslie Hunter […]

18 Nov

What I Saw

November 17 was a “Day of Action,” prompted by the Occupy Wall Street Movement. I strongly support what these people are saying, and wanted to add to their numbers, so I got to their final event in Foley Square, NYC, as soon as I could. I got there around 6PM, after many had left for […]

20 Oct

I Say I Want a Revolution #1 – Government Edition

The recent death of Troy Davis hit me hard. I didn’t know him or anyone else anyone directly involved with the case, but was drawn in due to my general opposition to the death penalty, and the many questions surrounding his guilt. So I joined the many, many voices opposing his death sentence, but the […]

09 Oct

Yes? No? Maybe? FIRE!

What do you think? Sure, Kirk got the ladies (human and alien), and Spock got the lady (a nurse even!), but Scotty was the one with the ideas on how to make technology work best for the given situation. He didn’t get stuck deciding what colors to use (I’m looking at you, Chekov…), or what […]

08 Oct

Occupy Wall St. AND Main St.

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is amazing. When I first heard of it, I thought it’d last a day, fizzle out, and we’d never hear of it again. But the tenacity of the core group, and its strength has really moved me. Instead of believing protests are useless (especially after the huge world-wide “Don’t Invade […]

18 Sep

I Say I Want a Revolution

The “times are tough” meme keeps getting attention. People rant and shake impotent fists in the air crying/tweeting/posting “WE NEED A REVOLUTION!” (often adding “Someone should do something!”). Usually it’s just empty venting or hollow posturing that just muddies the water. Yet I agree, we DO need a revolution. Or more accurately, I need one: […]

27 Aug

Still ♥ing…

Too soon? Too obvious? Does it matter?

07 Aug

Antisocial TIN

Wrapped around my own little finger the hammer bangs and bangs. “What you got there?” the guy next to me asked. “Those seem like some long nails.” Yeah, they are,” I replied. “They’re ‘Ted’ inch nails.” He looked at me confused as hell. “My name’s ‘Ted.’” I reluctantly added as I resumed hammering. Yeah, welcome […]