Welcome to S-TM

Semi-Thoughtful Musings is my first solo blog (I’ve had guest appearances as Blanket in my wife Barb’s wonderful Word Press blog, The Cancer Chronicles). Besides the random musings, I’ve also included a selection of poetry spanning many years, from my twenties until today. As a semi-retired human resources professional, dad, husband, former mental health worker, … More Welcome to S-TM

Life in the Time of Corona: A Special F-You, I’m Really Kinda Mad About Some People’s Ideas About “Freedom” Edition

August 19, 2021: One of many recent days that should be free from Covid … but isn’t. Let’s talk about freedom for a little bit. No, not freedom from want or fear. Not freedom from tyranny or oppression (although there are some who are touting this level of freedom so they can rant and rave … More Life in the Time of Corona: A Special F-You, I’m Really Kinda Mad About Some People’s Ideas About “Freedom” Edition

Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers came out today, Called out again to come out and play. They danced a few jigs, and said a few lines, Then went back inside to wait for next time. Bullets and Bodies collided today, Same as before, day after day. Scattered the blood and mussed up the hairs, So everyone called … More Thoughts and Prayers

The Kingdom of Q

A Suessian take on some American crazy. The Kingdom of Q Deep in the mystical mountains of blue Sat a sad Kingdom: The Kingdom of Q. The Non-Q-y Kingdom that lived down below Had no way of knowing what Qs would soon show. Q dreamers dreams were more nightmares than most, With visions of vipers … More The Kingdom of Q

Life in the Time of Corona, Election Edition

So, let’s take stock of the amazing, bizarre and surreal events occurring in Wonderland for a second: Covid infections setting records every day. Check (although we apparently are still rounding the corner of an infinite circle that actually has no corners, just continuous, unending rounding). Orange Baby loses his second attempt to ruin Wonderland by … More Life in the Time of Corona, Election Edition