American Exceptionalism

by Mr. Schnell We were never exceptional … self centered, hoarding, greedy, narcissistic? … of course! Willing to live with enormous debt, spend money we don’t have, flush indoor toilets, smuggle narcotics from Central American, addict an entire social class, rank number one in gun violence and gun running, and possess a mercenary military empireContinue reading “American Exceptionalism”

Music; Making Time Stand Still

by Mr. Schnell An important goal during my productive working years was to avoid the ivory tower crowd. The graveyard shift offered the best solution. Generally comprised of a skeleton crew of like minded suit and tie phobia cohorts tasked with keeping the place afloat until the arrival of day shift’s ambitious, ladder climbing, beanContinue reading “Music; Making Time Stand Still”

Healthcare Before Corona Virus

by Mr. Schnell Emergencies occur in the hospital all the time. Generally they can be stressful, unscripted, and uncensored. Below is an example of one of those stressful, unscripted, uncensored emergencies. It contains profanity and graphic illustrations. This satirical coloring book is a work of fiction. The satirical situations are based loosely on actual eventsContinue reading “Healthcare Before Corona Virus”

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

by Mr. Schnell I had to fill up the other day so I pull into the nearest service station, go inside and pay for my fuel. I walk back and start filling up when a car pulls into the next stall and the driver gets out smoking a cigarette. Aware he has my undivided attention,Continue reading “What Is Wrong With This Picture?”

He Hasn’t Learned A Thing

by Mr. Schnell From the WordPress blog “Mock Paper Scissors” I copy and pasted from a recent post (link below) entitled: In particular this is the part I found interesting: “President Trump is expected to release a $4.8 trillion budget Monday that charts a path for a potential second term, proposing steep reductions in social-safety-netContinue reading “He Hasn’t Learned A Thing”

One Beautiful Place

by Mr. Schnell I needed a break from impeachment updates, politics, and the nation’s new normal; “INSANITY and LIES” from the current GOP Washington DC. Taped below the desktop computer monitor screen is my Glacier Point Yosemite photo. Not the best picture ever taken (not by a long shot) but that doesn’t diminish one ofContinue reading “One Beautiful Place”

The Last Twelve Days After Christmas

From December 25th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020, a mere ten days, we went from “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Man, Happy New Year” to a targeted drone assassination in a sovereign country on the other side of the world. It is now twelve days after Christmas and chants “Death to America” are reportedContinue reading “The Last Twelve Days After Christmas”