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QT news you can use

Martha Stewart is spreading alfalfa meal on slippery pathways as you read this, having already reorganized her kitchen drawers, discarding any unused items.
And what are you doing with your day?

QT all’s well that ends walls update

News Headline: “White House floats tax on Mexican imports that would have Americans paying for the wall.”
Note to Donald Trump’s basket of gullibles:
We are all Mexicans now.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Rural vote puts Trump over the top.”
News Headline: “Rural America could be hardest hit by repeal of Obamacare.”
Sometimes life is fair.


Reviews for QT’s e-book comic thriller 60606:
+ “I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”–Rick Kogan on WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”–R.B., Omaha, Neb.
+ “I was reading it on my Kindle on the train and laughed so loud at one point I embarrassed myself.”–S.C., New York City.
+ “It’s like a breath of aged whiskey. All is told with wry observation. I found myself hungering for more.”–R.M., Baltimore.
+ “60606 is great. I’m trying to read it only in short bursts so it’ll last longer.”–D.D., Chicago.
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News Headline: “The possible outcomes of a Trump presidency.”
We can take heart.
The republic survives in some of them.

The shining locker-room upon a hill

News Headline: “Trump advances border wall to start broad immigration crackdown.”
When you’re a president, they let you do it.
You can do anything.
Grab the Statue of Liberty by the–

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2017 BX, which was discovered two days ago, is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
No need to worry.
Happens all the time.

Round up the usual suspects

News Headline: “A rogue national park tweets out climate-change facts in defiance of Donald Trump.”
Vive la résistance!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 305 years ago, Frederick the Great, who said, “Every man has a wild beast within him,” was born, followed 204 years to the day by the Great Jack Brickhouse, who said, “That’s a fly ball, deep to left. . . back. . .back. . . Hey! Hey! . . . Wheeeeee!”–and can it be only 29 days until spring training?

And do we really need so many
inspections of the food we eat?

News Headline:
“Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75 percent or ‘maybe more.’ “
So relax.
Take a  breath of air.
Drink a glass of water.
Enjoy while you can.