. . (everything in China is densely packed) with an utterly stunning lotus blossom perched possessively on his arm. He saw me almost the same moment as I saw him and greeted me with the same infectious enthusiasm that he showed me when I met him for the very first time in Atlanta twenty years ago. The man was losing none of his magnetic personality and the increasing flecks of gray hair were only adding to his dashing looks and debonair demeanor. (My friend, who has a bit of an eye for handsome men, makes no secret of her crush on Heath.)
Even with the room stuffed with humanity, Heath still filled the room with his outsized personality. And everybody loved it when he did.
DR. CLIFFE IS THE MOST ORIGINAL
THINKER OF HIS AGE. IF YOU ARE
A TENDERHEART OR A FEMINIST,
THEN I WOULD PUT THIS BLOG DOWN
IMMEDIATELY, AS IT HAS NOT BEEN
PENNED FOR YOU.
The walk through the lobby became a metaphor. How anybody can walk ‘grandly’ through any part of China is quite unfathomable to me, even preposterous in an odd way. Yes, Heath Cliffe is a living metaphor. He is too large to live in only one country, even the United States. He is a modern ‘soldier of fortune’ and, in his seven league boots, bestrides the globe like a friendly giant laughing generously and collecting his artworks with the eagle eye of a practiced pro.
He was in the enchanting city of Guilin to deal directly with a local craftsman (a family really) that produces amazing sculpts from giant pieces of perfect jade. The craftsmen, who deal with him directly, love him because of the much higher purchase prices they receive. Heath’s clients receive just one telephone call and must buy on the spot, sight unseen, to remain on his list. No one has ever refused.
I was the one that talked him into writing a book about America and all its comic/tragic self-inflicted problems. In the end, I took his letters and taped conversations and crafted them into this remarkable work of satirical commentary which now stands apart as a bold and fresh (‘bold, fresh’ is a publishing industry term, not some TV talk-head’s book title) breakthrough realism blog which will transform many a life among young men.
While my lifestyle is 180 degrees different than Heath’s, along with my viewpoints, I couldn’t help but admire the originality of his mind and the intellectual force of his unique point of view. He is truly an original, and the true originals among us don’t come along that often. So, fire up your sense of humor and enjoy the sharp satire in this mischievous, tongue-in-cheek romp through the contemporary foibles of the age we live in.
Prof. Rockland (Rock) Bottoms
International Art Brokers, Singapore, NYC
P.S. It is our hope that this unique realism and satirical blogging website will help lift the self-confidence of young masculine men in the American culture gone mad with an anti-masculine bias.
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Median income of men vs. women where both are in their twenties, no kids, live in a city . . . $26,000 for men, $28,000 for women (Reach Advisors).
1. The glass ceiling seems to be invisible here.
2. It may be invisible here because it does not exist.
3. It may not exist outside revolutionary feverish imagination.
50% of singles say that marriage is obsolete.
95% of singles say they, themselves, WANT to get married. Go figure.
Lesson: There is often a gulf between what people say and what people privately feel.
What was it that gramma used to say? . . . “Go by what a person does not what they say.”
So, before you buy a book or watch a TV show with a relationship ‘expert’ on the docket, find out about what this so-called ‘expert’ in his/her personal life is doing. Chances are that your grandmother is more of an expert than any of them out there with a bunch of letters after his/her name and a string of failed relationships in his/her past.
PORK (congressional earmarks) that the federal gov’t could buy annually?
A) 108,200,000 pigs (Pew research)
B) 1,000,000,000 pork chops
C) 1,000,000,000,000,000 pigskin-covered footballs
D) All of the above
The Honorable Society of Heroes and Horses’ Asses:
1) Our first nominee for this esteemed Society is none other than the camera-craving,
friendless Anthony Weiner, former congressman from NY, who showed his generous spirit in sharing
images of his doodle-doo across the internet for thousands to enjoy. This is your call, dear
Webber. Please vote which he is:
2) Our second nominee is the founder of the non-profit ‘ Wikileakes’, Julian Assange, who feels the whole world needs to know a bunch of military secrets as well as leaked assorted and sundry private information to help us in our daily lives by providing us with the schadenfreude at the embarrassment of assorted and sundry government hoity-toities. Please vote.
3) Our third nominee is a man who has been dead for almost 70 years but whose theories re economic growth have been tried in several nations over history and now again in ours…ramped up in the last 2 ½ years. Is John Maynard Keynes(1883_1946) a hero or horse’s ass?
4) And Milton Friedman? (1912_2006)
“ If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years, there would be a shortage of sand.”
5) Jack Kervorkian has passed. Was he a hero or horse’s ass?
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