We Are All Chefs in Washington

A friend of mine recently stated public disdain for the influx of political stories and posts in the media and social media. I also long for the days that the police beat filled my 10 o’clock news and pictures of my friends’ food overwhelmed my social media feed.  America has been swamped by Trump stories for over two years, and I would love for it to end. However, I find some bit of solace that stories of White House and its Administration still resonate with the public. Never in my lifetime has the public been so engrossed in politics. Continue reading “We Are All Chefs in Washington”


They Found Offense

On Monday, June 19, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back a long-standing Patent and Trademark Office regulation that prohibits disparaging trademarks. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of The Slants, a band whose name disparages Chinese and Asian people.  The ruling will affect the status of the Washington Redskins, whose trademark was revoked in 2014 for disparaging Native Americans.

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Who Do You Believe: Trump? or Comey?

Donald Trump broke his silence on James Comey’s testimony to the Senate this morning in a press conference. During his testimony Comey described his encounters with the President and accused him of lying and demanding loyalty. Trump had the opportunity to accept responsibility for his words, but instead he refuted the accusations and recounted the exchanges in a way that must implicate one of these two men as a liar. He stated, “No collusion. No obstruction. He’s a leaker.”  Continue reading “Who Do You Believe: Trump? or Comey?”

Phone Call to Congress: Impeach

This is a template phone call that I have made to my senators and representative every day for the last week.

“When President Trump took office this January there were those who thought that Democrats, the media, and other Americans would slow down their anti-Trump rhetoric in order to normalize and function within the government. Trump has passed and exceeded all expectations as a morally unfit, incompetent, and harmful President. Through his actions he has confirmed his opposition’s reluctance, and now it is time to proceed with impeachment and removal hearings. Continue reading “Phone Call to Congress: Impeach”

Poem: I Thirst

I’d thirst for home that’s gone astray
I’d thirst for land, and soil and clay
I’d thirst for freedom if I could
I’d thirst for rights misunderstood

I’ve taken free-will’s toxic sips
For sludge has pressed upon my lips
The drug now flows into my veins
For now I’m subject to its chains

The mother who has given life
Now guts my stomach with her knife
She skims my cream to fill her hoard
She takes my milk and cuts my chord

I am now left with what to drink?
Brown water and a well of ink
A sapless tree now left to wilt
Not given water only silt

I’d thirst for justice for our throng
I’d thirst to rectify this wrong
I’d thirst for one, I’d thirst for all
To save us from this arid pall

I’d thirst while in pursuit of mirth
I’d thirst for life and for rebirth
The only thirst for which I yearn
I thirst for water in my urn

Brian D. King

Originally published at Water River Life Giver: