By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––With the Egyptian people roaming the streets protesting people wondered at Hosni Mubarak’s long silence, but it’s clear that he stayed silent so long because he’s only ever addressed a captive audience. And in stocks, Egypt just went public. The big mistake in Mubarak’s speech was when he called the country … Continue reading

Dulcet Couplings

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt As late January needs all the sweetness and libation one can inject, we attempted our small part by throwing a dessert and dessert wine get-together. We concocted a confabulation of confections and, to coincide with the concept of coupling (when is there ever too much coupling?), counseled our cronies as to … Continue reading

The Omnibama Game

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Republicans who want to repeal Health Care Reform have re-christened it “Obamacare.” This rebranding effort (a specialty of the GOP, recall “death panels”) has already seen success reframing the debate over much needed health care reforms so that Democrats and Independents are on the defensive and chances of at least partial … Continue reading

This Newfangled Fortnight

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––The first two weeks of this new year have passed like––well, they’ve passed haven’t they. Back on New Year’s Day, toward the goal of self-improvement, I decided to review all my 2010 mistakes. I got back only as far as November 8th before a state of denial so engirding took over … Continue reading

Rabble Runners Part II: The Remedy

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––When last we met, dear kindred spirit, we wondered what could be done about certain individuals who voluntarily squander their unsightly excesses of energy upon the running of joint-destroying marathons and other imprudent races.  The answer is simple: we must harness their plebeian and profitless zeal to the betterment of society. … Continue reading

Elixir pure and Rivers of Potable Gold

Elixir pure and Rivers of Potable Gold[1] Travelogue by DuncanRhys C. Liancourt Iceland & Paris 6-16 November 2009 … Long is the way And hard that out of Hell leads up to light. Our prison strong, this huge convex of fire Outrageous to devour immures us round Ninefold and gates of burning adamant Barred over … Continue reading

Rabble Runners Part I: The Malady

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt   ––Have you known someone so full of energy, so tireless, so ambitious for new challenges, so curious, and so keen to test him or her self against those surprisingly changeable but ultimately irrefutable limits of human endurance that you can’t help but admire them yet simultaneously wish you could see … Continue reading

Alas Poor Pluto We Thought We Knew You Well

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––When they delisted Pluto as a planet did no one realize you can’t make an arrangement with an even number of things? Aren’t there gay astronomers? Birds drooping from the sky after dying mid-flight, fish dying en mass in rivers like the Arkansas, and the GOP talking about getting rid of … Continue reading