Month: December 2017

Donald Trump Forgets His Big Hands – The Shallot

At a policy meeting today, President Donald Trump walked to the lectern and began to speak in his typical fashion.  What was different today was that everyone noticed that he actually had tiny hands. Further research now shows that President Trump has been wearing fake big hands for years.  We have been unable to determine what other fake big things he has been wearing, but from the actual size of his real hands we can just imagine what they might be. After the president recently left his golf course resort in Florida, a maid found a pair of fake large hands in the trash can.  While there is no proof they belonged to President Trump, they appear to be similar in size to the hands he usually appears with. Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that the president wears fake big hands and that his suit was from a new tailor who recommended wearing a new design called bell bottom sleeves which distorted the size of his...

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Music and Voice trump Empty Words

Music trumps language.  Most communication happens nonverbally and words can get in the way.  There is something authentic and revealing about a musician’s live performance.  The sound of an instrument can be pure, moving and real.  But, of course, language is monumentally important.  The lyrics of our music reflect and shape our culture, our politics – essentially what we agree to as a people.  So, unless we are content with the current arrangement, we need to forge new language – new choice of words – and new words altogether. Richie Havens began the first performance at Woodstock with the words,...

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