Tucker Carlson wants to tell you something

Fox News celebrity Tucker Carlson swears that he would never judge anyone by the colour of their skin. Not really.

Having gone on record too many times to count, Carlson accused Black Lives Matter advocates of being a ‘mob’ and pointed out that immigrants make this country ‘dirtier.’ But exceeding…

Since when were intelligence and leadership ever prerequisites for public office?

When BARBIE© hit the market in 1959, she cost $3. But don’t be fooled by the low sticker price. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $29 in 2020.

Which reminds me.

The SDNY has been making some threatening noises about a certain other Barbie’s inflated invoices to her Daddy’s GREAT AMERICA SUPER-PAC…

I’ll admit to creep-stalking my Ex on Facebook.

When she came back into my head, I decided to use the memories as model for the protagonist in one of my novels-in-progress and, as characters often do, she literally wrote herself into the story. I always Google the names of potential…

Grab yours now

Despite all the charming rhetoric and hollow promises of healing emanating from the Oval Office, America rushes headlong toward disaster.

Elections 2024 promise an end to traditional expectations of freedom and prosperity, of civil and political life as we once knew it, and a headlong plunge into authoritarianism. If anyone…

Yet another listicle

Welcoming newbie writers to this platform

Before welcoming newbie writers to this platform, I need to acknowledge those veteran writers and editors who built it.

I’m not just talking about the high-earners with 50K followers but also us lesser folk who’ve managed to earn a modest living crafting quality essays. Make no mistake, every one of…

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?

No experience is more euphoric than encountering someone from a past life, nor more unnerving than having them deny they ever knew you.

Ex-lovers are really great for that. Happens to me all the time. I literally sense myself rising off the earth, something like a Harriet Jump Jet lifting…

Another communiqué from Misogyny Central

Chronicling my break-up with Jane Austen

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” (John Green, The Fault In Our Stars)

It pains me to make this the final essay in my series on Jane Austen. Why? Because she dumped me. …

Another stupid listicle

My fiction stories published on Medium

Editors have suggested that I assemble an ebook of political articles but so far I’ve hesitated to move on that idea. Why? Because political commentary is so opinionated and ephemeral that anything anyone might say today is unlikely to have much relevance tomorrow or even five minutes from now.


A short story

The tinkle of shattering glass reminded the frightened boy of La Malatesta although he’d never seen the songbird nor heard her warble. This time it wasn’t Verdi or Puccini or Donizetti. It was pure Wagner. Götterdämmerung.

A squad of German SS-Ordnungspolizei was busy trashing the Bordello Beatrice in Via Lungotevere…

Do we really need a Supreme Court?

If society were defined as a number of persons coming together in a pact to regulate their relationships and interactions such that each enjoys the opportunity to realize their full potential and thereby find happiness, then it seems obvious that some form of mediation and dispute resolution will sooner or…

Francesco Rizzuto

Everyone’s favourite Emmanuel Goldstein. Lives in LaLaLand. Chills at www.francescorizzuto.com

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