September 7, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The screen is dark. Eerie and oddly dissonant music begins to play. The screen remains black. At two-minutes and fifty seconds the music stops, followed by six seconds of silence over the blank nothingness before the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM logo fills the screen as the symphonically ascending chords and … Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey of Transcendent, or Transcendental, Evolution?
August 23, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: On August 21, 2017 the narrow line of a solar eclipse’s shadow cut a path of totality right through the middle of the United States, dividing north from south. If one believed in signs from the heavens they could make a pretty good case of an astronomical pairing … Continue reading Crossing the Line: Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West
August 10, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The 2016 Presidential Election was quite the spectacle. During the primaries we watched Donald Trump go politically-incorrect Rambo on sixteen milquetoast Republicans whose names I can’t recall right now. During the Democratic Primaries, Bernie “Santa Claus” Sanders kept winning state after state; yet the superdelegates all fell into … Continue reading Cliché Series # 3: Dissimulators Dispersing Disingenuous Dangers
August 8, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Growing up in a small Midwestern town in the fading light of Norman Rockwell's America, I came of age during the saccharine seventies amid the cannabis-crammed rock and roll arenas that were, seemingly, counter-weighted by endless replays of ABBA and The Bee Gees within the Frequency Modulated atmosphere … Continue reading A Battle Hymn: The Anthem Against the Inappropriately Entitled
August 1, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: We all get busy. So much to do, so little time. I don't know about you, but I can't stand around talking all day; I have a lot to get done and I'm losing daylight. Career commitments, family obligations, cooking, cleaning, shopping, mowing lawn, gardening, appointments, meetings, volunteering, … Continue reading Cliché Series # 2: Racing Against the Sun
July 28, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: I like to collect thoughts. For me, it’s no different than someone who collects baseball cards, or antiques, or classic cars, or books, or coins. In all of these examples, the collector finds value in the collected. The value may be manifested as monetary worth, private enjoyment, personal … Continue reading Cliché Series # 1: The Proverbial Volume in the Glass
July 13, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Sometimes, during the summers, I like to stay up late. When not reading or writing, I will usually resort to watching a series on television. I enjoy series because the character development and storylines are far more in-depth than what is viewed in a mere two-hour movie; … Continue reading They Live: Choose Before You Die