Thursday, November 29, 2012

Titles for Term Papers

- Civilized Cavemen:  The Gentle and Peacable Hunter Gatherer
- Consciously Directed Social Partitioning
- Metabeings:  Our Institutions and Subcultures and Their Life Cycles
- Externalizers Versus Internalizers
- Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Empaths:  The Game of Inverse Narcissism
- Woman King:  How Empresses Reign
- Celebrating Laziness: Reasons for Being a Lump on a Log
- Precipitous Action in Governance
- The Sexual Predicate of Tyranny
- The Sadist as Twisted Empath:  Arousing Pain

Feel free to steal and riff.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Arbeit Macht Frei or "Get a Job, Ya Bum."

Work is a luxury.  Work is status.  Work is power.  Work is shelter and possessions.  But no one has the right to work.  To earn money by dint of labor or service is a privilege, not an entitlement.  Work is a luxury.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.  I'm boarding my younger brother's car this afternoon, in expectation of reaching my parents' house by evening.  Goodbye, San Francisco, hello, Central Valley.

It was a stupendous night last night, as though at the launch of a Saturn V rocket boosting a capsule to the moon.  Thank you for letting me break all the rules, be hella stupid, make tons of mistakes, and have my own piddling little life the rest of you could afford to let me have.  Muchas gracias.

I may not be out of the woods yet, but I'm going like a bat out of hell.  I love each and every one of my readers to this blog, and one day we'll drop the secret on how famous I am...

P.S.  I'm very grateful for the opportunity to share this shit sandwich.  Sure you don't want some more?

P.P.S.  I may not know reality, but I can bring the muthahfuckin' REALNESS up in here...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Program Model Proposal

When I was a young guttersnipe, working full-time and homeless, I was briefly a resident of Guerrero House, a transitional living program for aged-out foster kids and homeless youth in San Francisco.  It provided housing, case management, access to psychiatric and counseling services, vocational training, a savings component, and structured activities that included assistance with learning much-needed life skills.  It was a highly successful program that resulted in a low recidivism rate and was a positive influence on the lives of many people.  One didn't have to be an out-and-out junky eligible for Walden House; Guerrero House (much like Larkin Street Youth Service's ATI) was for you if your problem was simply homelessness and a lack of material stability.

I suggest a proposal be made to the likes of Swords to Plowshares or the Veterans Administration.  I am the son of a Vietnam veteran and know first hand many returning soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen suffer from a whole host of physical and psychological problems that can often manifest as drug addiction, domestic violence, and unemployability or at least hard-to-resolve workplace issues.  It stands to reason that a transitional living program along the lines of Guerrero House, set in an urban area such as San Francisco, could prove beneficial to returning veterans.  Instead of ending up on the street, struggling to make their way, they could ease back into life "in the world," and learn how to readjust to civilian life and stabilize themselves with the assistance of the surrounding community.  Those who need continued physical rehabilitation would be able to maintain a consistent schedule instead of missing appointments because they're struggling to survive homelessness, for instance.  And imagine what a keen source of prospective employees the program would be for employers on the look-out for resourceful, disciplined self-starters?  I could spend all day extolling this concept...