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Ken Taub

Joined 2 years ago from Long Island, NY. Last activity 2 days ago.

Ken is a copywriter, content provider, author, essayist, corporate communications specialist,  owner of a yoga studio and intermittent meditation instructor.

Also gymer, swimmer, trail hiker, adventurer, serious nature boy, not-so-serious science buff, and ocean, pool & hot tub enthusiast

Please see my website and LinkedIn page, you'll get a better sense and the bigger picture...

www.kentaub.com

 

 

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    Hillary Will Lose in 2016. Here's Why.

    2 days ago

    UNLESS THE REPUBLICANS nominate Ted Cruz or Rick Perry as their candidate, Hillary will likely be the loser in the next presidential contest. The former Secretary of State has many vulnerabilities. She would even have a...

  • 6

    The Democrats Need A Republican Campaign Manager

    5 weeks ago

    Two weeks before Election Day 2014, it would be perfectly reasonable for a sane person to stand on a busy street corner and shout, ‘Where the heck are the salesmen? -- especially if that sane person happened to be...

  • 4

    Who is Watching the Watchers?

    11 months ago

    ONLY THE FRINGE RIGHT and the old radical Left would want our spy agencies to disappear completely. But then many folk, especially the arch-Conservatives and a whole lot of Libertarians, want the US Federal Government...

  • 4

    Bird Land

    5 months ago

    Here it is right off the bat: I live in bird land. With all the worlds one can occupy, from investment banker to flamenco dancer, unloved corporate lawyer to ranch hand, fate somehow decided that I should hear more than...

  • 0

    On the Trousers Rolled, the Muttering Retreats, and Staying Put.

    18 months ago

    THERE WAS A TIME when we could head to the irregular rocky beaches of the north shore or to the many sparkling inlets on the south – the long, soft shoreline where the belly of the whale dissolved into the tides...

  • 0

    The Loudly Singing, Wholly Unintentional Time Bandits

    17 months ago

    The sun had set, and you could hear their wild, urgent calls across the tree tops. It was as if the air was being rip-sawed into small pieces. We headed to the tavern for refuge, and soothing human voices. "In...

  • 9

    On Not Dying

    17 months ago

    WHEN THE DOORBELL RANG, I was surprised, as I wasn't expecting anyone. I surely wasn't expecting the Jehovah's Witnesses. We chatted very briefly, exchanging pleasantries, when they suddenly hit me with, "How...

  • 6

    Poetic Beasts & Men Without Spines

    19 months ago

    WE ARE BORN ALONE, even twins come minutes apart, and we die alone. Those by our bedside hold our hand and watch. We slip away by our lonesome into the warm, dark void. And are gone. Now we are alone -- together. Here...

  • 0

    Gamers at the Carnival

    19 months ago

    “Yeah, that’s what I said, Chris. GSTV. It’s come to this.” “I’m filling up the tank and watching Gas Station TV, and I’m actually engrossed in this little show about flowers...

  • 2

    That Gal in the Kitchen

    18 months ago

    Some years back, John Lennon sang, "Happiness is a warm gun..." He was being ironical of course, quoting the cover headline of a gun magazine and gently mocking it. Happiness is not a warm gun. Happiness is...

  • 2

    Hot Tub Zen: Enlightened Sexuality

    17 months ago

    THE MAXIMUM DELICIOUS TUMULT of all creation filled the space in between their physical love, and their sweat, and all their rising-falling dream breaths, and with the wild he of it and the the wild she of it, and all...

  • 10

    They're Coming to Take Your Cars Away!

    17 months ago

    ON THE NATIONAL NEWS the other night they covered an ongoing national story. Well over a thousand people had gathered in downtown Biloxi chanting, "They're coming to take our cars away! They're coming to take our...

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    The Big Lie: How the NRA Has Hijacked The Conversation. And History.

    17 months ago

    The racists and homophobes are dying off. Their days, thankfully, are numbered. But one groups clings to power -- and quite well -- through fear, steamroller-style lobbying, subterfuge, and lies. Now, if you tell a...

  • 2

    The Fire This Time: The Near-Final Word on our Climate

    21 months ago

    THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE who think the world is flat has diminished dramatically in the last 400 or so years. However, many of us know one or two flat-earthers in one form or another, and they range from quaintly stubborn...

  • 5

    Moishe Matzsos, the Man Who Cut Corners, and How He Fought Abnormally Dense Traffic

    22 months ago

    There are ways to be efficient in your everyday dealings, and then there is time management genius. Genius in orders of sheer magnitude – Richter scale genius, close to a 9. A tidy man with an...

  • 10

    Going to the Dogs. A Tail of Redemption.

    19 months ago

    WE'RE BETTER PEOPLE when dogs have befriended us. MOST OF THE TIME, we think we have found, adopted, purchased, rescued or gallantly befriended some cute little canine, when in fact, the reverse is usually true. Dogs...

  • 6

    The Gun Lovers

    17 months ago

    WE HAVE ALL HEARD simple tales about men who plant trees or magical beans -- the caring gardeners. We learn early on about the power of patient effort, nurturing and cultivation. We understand the reality, and the...

  • 13

    Dropping the Boom on Doom

    14 months ago

    IT WAS NORMAN COUSINS, a man diagnosed with a fatal illness who healed himself by watching old Marx Brothers movies and any form of laughter he could get his hands on, who came up with the great line, "No one...

  • 6

    The Rising Dragon Shall Also Fall

    21 months ago

    TWENTY YEARS may seem like a long time, but it's not really. It goes quickly. Twenty years ago William Jefferson Clinton had just won the presidency and was about to embark upon eight years of enviable economic...

  • 11

    If the Left is Wrong, and the Right is Wrong, Where Do We Go to Get it Right?

    23 months ago

    MAYBE YOU MAKE $40,000 a year. Maybe you make $400,000 a year. And maybe (unlikely but surely possible) one or two of you make $4 million a year, give or take a lousy million. YET NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAKE, poor and...

  • 16

    Terra Firma

    17 months ago

    IF THERE IS WHOLESALE REINCARNATION, I want to come back here. I love the earth. Find me in a large open space, on a wide stretch of beach, in the center of the ocean's circle, on a rocky mesa, or any place where there...

  • 4

    The Burn

    17 months ago

    IT'S NOT WHAT ONE WOULD CHOOSE TO DO so very early in the morning, but then if you live long enough almost anything can happen, and often enough, at some point, it just does. It was early September, his son's second...

  • 11

    Petraeus and the Puritans

    11 months ago

    When French Prime Minister Francois Mitterand died in 1996, his wife and longtime mistress stood side side-by-side at the grave site, accompanied by their children, both legitimate and otherwise. I thought, and still...

  • 27

    Oh, Those Pesky Mayans

    21 months ago

    TALK ABOUT A RECKONING. By any reckoning, this has been the wildest of storms to hit New York, New Jersey and Long Island in a hundred years. Perhaps ever. Destructive, massively unsympathetic, crazy-mean. The only...

  • 3

    DAYS OF AWE: Cosmic Chatter in Tumultuous Times (2 brief chapters on awakening, deceit & extraterrestrials)

    22 months ago

    Behind the Scenes It is balmy at the end of the world. It is not fire, but it is surely not ice. The ice is melting. In the mind of someone who knows it tends to be not only relaxed but tropical. His dreams are...

  • 2

    Lick me a lovedance (3 poems that skirt the erotic, but nicely)

    2 years ago

    1. Lick me a lovedance, percuss your beautiful white bones together. A gypsy for me be, and let the rattlesnakes sliver unharmed. You charm the desert air and beckon dogs over dunes. You stretch before...

  • 7

    It’s The End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

    14 months ago

    LATE AFTERNOON, SUNDAY, MID-OCTOBER 2012. It’s a gorgeous day, and I’m leaving Whole Foods, that bastion of hardy, healthy, organic food stuffs -- and Liberalism – and I exit right behind a taller,...

  • 5

    Ariana (a novella, the first few pages)

    2 years ago

    ARIANA A Novella by Ken Taub Debussy’s Iberia is floating in the air as she dances her fingertips across my back and speaks to me in Swedish in the dark. I have no idea if she is telling me Scandinavian...

  • 25

    The Lads

    8 weeks ago

    by Ken Taub THE GREAT GREEN ISLAND WAS ON FIRE. The Germans bombed Britain and Ireland night after night for over seven months. Between September 7, 1940 and May 16, 1941 there were seemingly endless tons of...

  • 9

    The Real Hunger Games (and why one man is not getting through)

    2 years ago

    The Real Hunger Games by Ken Taub Back in the mid-1990s, when everything seemed so good for so many, and life generally looked like an enormous bowl of cherries, I drove a Swedish friend’s parents past some of...

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