Thursday, December 3, 2020

Albie Cullen

18 Published Articles

The Method Behind King Trump’s Madness

Like Shakespeare’s mad King Lear, President Trump realized early on, “In jest, there is truth.” While his quips omit reason and fact entirely, his...

Thunder Jackson catches lightning in a music stream

iTunes initially, and then streaming, have driven the music industry to produce one-hit wonders. With hit "singles" all readily accessible and collectible in one...

We are on our own. Seize the opportunity

At least twenty-five million Americans are unemployed. On an epic dexamethasone steroid bender, President Trump has treated their fates in the form of additional...

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of COVID-19

COVID-19, the medications he’s taking, or some combination could be impairing President Trump’s judgment. But how could we tell? Being prone to hyperbole, omission,...

Will COVID-19 be President Trump’s savior?

While President Trump may not win, he's demonstrated the ability to lose the election. In the last week, the President has done his best...

Where COVID-19 cannot exist

New Bedford, Massachusetts, once as the whaling capital memorialized in "Moby Dick" and again in the textile era, has been the wealthiest city in...

The Permeation of Fear In America

Fear is as familiar as thirst and hunger. Initially, fear was just as critical to humanity's survival. Faced with ongoing mortal threats, humans were...

Deeply divided: Where is America headed?

America's founding fathers recognized the importance of unity. The last line of the Declaration of Independence reads, "And for the support of this Declaration,...

The Presidential Election is now about the Senate

Nothing in 2020 has felt routine, much less expected. Now, the familiar “October Surprise” of presidential elections has appeared before the fall solstice. The...

Golf, like life, is unfair: How the sport of golf works (and doesn’t work)

If you can hit a baseball thirty percent of the time, your annual salary is north of $5 million. Make fifty percent of your...

The Longest Winter: The Summer of COVID-19

The longest winter I have ever spent has been the summer of COVID 2020. The spring lockdowns, followed by the social distancing requirements, extended...

Have the racial justice protests had any positive effect?

Protests for racial equality erupted in response to the alleged murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officers. Video of the March death...

The forming of America’s police state

In a scene from “True Detective,” a woman says to Matthew McConaughey’s character, Rust Cohle, a Louisiana State Police detective, “You’re kinda strange like...

Kentucky Derby 2020: Picks, Predictions, Start Time, Odds, and More

The Kentucky Derby is normally a sign that summer is fast approaching. Given the status of the COVID-19 outbreak at the time, the normal...

Moments, not days. Meditation misperceptions during COVID-19

Recently, there have been numerous suggestions about healthy ways to pass the sudden availability of immeasurable time. Already coming back into vogue before the...

Staying ‘sane’ in an insane world: Simple ways to improve mental health

“Due to the unique circumstances of Covid combined with the adverse economic consequences, social unrest and political uncertainty people who have never struggled with...

Feeling stressed at home? There’s a watch for that: Fitbit Sense

The devastating social and economic effects of the pandemic have been chronicled and well documented. Just as important, however, is the adverse effects the...

Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad

How a search for higher consciousness started with following The Grateful Dead and ended with the pandemic