Nothing Today

Zilch. Nada. When your poor old Bill gets his f!!!ing vision straightened out with new spectacles to match his new, improved eyeball (ref: posting on cataract surgery, “Can’t See How I Can Help You” 11/17), and hopefully quits getting nasty-ass headaches anytime he spends more than a few minutes reading from a computer screen—(or anything…

The Big Empty

The following was published in the Boise Weekly as a column Wednesday (12/6). On what do we stand in a land of illusions? Could it simply be a matter of having too many symbols, here in what passes for America these days? Understand, I’m not insisting this is definitely the cause of all our turmoil,…

Buy These Books! They Could Save Your Life!

Every few months, I remember why I started this blog in the first place. It also pertains to why I joined the Facebook world. See, I started Mr. Cope’s Cave to sell you something, and then got onto Facebook to sell you into going (coming?) to Mr. Cope’s Cave, where hopefully, you would buy what…

And While We Were Watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle …

After Wednesday’s ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) test out of North Korea … … I grew curious how Kim Jong-un’s missile building guys managed to improve so quickly from lobbing failures into the Sea of Japan, to this latest launch, which by all accounts could have reached the East Coast of the U.S. had it been…

Just Me Being Me

Even before Kevin Spacey’s name … … was added to that (growing) list of powerful men who chose to behave like rutting swine with women—or in Spacey’s case, not women—I had planned on writing, someday, a complaint that far too many news media personalities were showing up on House of Cards, playing themselves, names unchanged,…

I Could Do This, Or …

  Okay, here’s the deal. I could excuse myself from the family and guests, and while they eat the meal my wife spent two days preparing, and then dig into a gorgeous stash of pies, I could go sit in the basement by myself and write something for Friday’s post. Or … I could stay…