Empathy. Now It’s a Bad Thing. Sorry, Judge Sotomayor

Guest author, Jim Terr (www.JimTerr.com),  presented the following on June 2, 2009 on KUNM in Albuquerque.  He said what I’ve been thinking throughout this nomination of Sonia Sotomayor and the negative turn of the word empathy.    Empathy By Jim Terr   Click for mp-3 audio You can also hear the live version at http://kunm.org/audiohurl.php?s0=060209TERREMPATHY.mp3&t=Y      I’ll bet you didn’t know “empathy” was a bad word. In fact, in my book, it’s one of the best words, one of the best qualities, a person []

Adam Lambert: The Geezers’ Fave

It was a geezer fest at casa Coimbra over Memorial Day Weekend.  While I’m wont to reveal spouse’s and my closet secret–emotional American Idol fans–after some excellent Central Coast zins and syrahs, the secret slipped out.  While railing against the political machine, our guests, whose nomdeplume shall be  Melvin Fox and Patty Cake, opened the door with, “Our political system is as screwed up as American Idol. Lambert should have won.” “You guys watch American Idol?” I gingerly solicited, thinking that people like Fox and []