Author Archives: JordanCornblog


I’ve been listening, off and on, since driving to NY in early October, to Rachel Maddow’s book Blowout. The full and much more informative title is Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth. … Continue reading

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Transparency, Thy Name is Trump

It seems an odd way to describe the swamp creature who inhabits the White House. But he actually is very transparent. Not in the sense of being authentic or honest, but rather transparent because he is so primitive and he … Continue reading

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I’m proposing a new addition to the DSM V or VI or VII or whatever number we are up to at this point. Below I’ve enumerated the classic PTSD symptom criteria in the DSM-5. Then, in a nice bold, bright … Continue reading

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It’s So Easy…

…to pen a blog post every once in awhile. Why do I step away for so long? And why do I subject you to this roller coaster of iron-clad commitment and then inevitable failure-to-follow-through? Is this some kind of sick, … Continue reading

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Toning It Down

So, some months ago I stopped looking for trouble on Twitter. (Just as an aside, wouldn’t Looking for Trouble on Twitter make a kinda cool book title?) That shift has actually been a huge relief. I hardly ever think of … Continue reading

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The Pathetic Emptiness of Some Rich and Powerful Men (You Know Who I’m Talking About)

Yes, Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Kraft and… The list goes on and on and includes many current and former members of Trump’s murky, swamp-gas-perfumed cabinet. In all the reporting of their execrable exploits, why does no one … Continue reading

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Will They Do It?

I feel like I should be more nervous this morning. Are you? The USWNT is the juggernaut and the Dutch are the upstart team that replaced the usual suspects (Germany, are you listening?) in the final. So will the upstart … Continue reading

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Lady Slipper Spring

It’s been a really special spring when it comes to Lady Slipper sightings in the woods. Yes, it’s been special in other ways, too, but I’m trying to stay focused here. As you can see from the photo, they can … Continue reading

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So, what do you think? Did they score too much? Celebrate too much? If you visit Twitter and do a quick search on USWNT or #USWNT you’ll get a sense of the range of opinions. And I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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2019 Women’s World Cup

It’s underway and in 2019, I hardly know a thing about it. Last night we watched a couple of matches, staying with Germany-China the longest. Germany struggled to get things going, and China looked like they were about to break … Continue reading

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