Category Archives: family

Tidal Patience

/ Family / My mother was the youngest of four. My father was a one-and-only: to his parents, and to my mother too: until my mother learned that my father had been checking into motels with alternate “Mrs. Knatz”s. But … Continue reading

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Walk the Line Fathers

/ Survival / Family / @ K. c. 2005 Current film success Walk the Line presents Johnny Cash’s relationship with his father. Johnny’s brother had died ripped up by a power saw. Father cried out to God: why hadn’t he … Continue reading

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In Loco Parentis

A girl posts a candidate’s abortion comments online, she gets stomped by the college etc: http://news.yahoo.com/double-secret-probation-student-threatened-punishment-filming-democratic-051308489.html In Loco Parentis, means in place of the parents, means that the school can send you to your room, no need for a lawyer, … Continue reading

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Family Nuke

A couple of guys were climbing a big rock in the Alps, Germany I think, German guys maybe, professionals, rock climbing guys, knew their way around. It was winter: or at least it was way below freezing whatever the theoretical … Continue reading

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Can’t Help Complexity

… Social Survival / Family / Family Interference My politics, in a nutshell, is anarchism: I don’t believe in centralized control. Oh I don’t mean I’m unaware that Hitlers and Stalins and Johnson-Nixon-Bushes exist; I mean I don’t support their … Continue reading

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Mate Guarding

Last evening Jan and I attended a Mothers Day diner dance. We were accompanied by her son Scott and Scott’s girlfriend Liz. On the dance floor, at the end of the number, I gave Jan a big hug, lifted her … Continue reading

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Boy locked in coffin

Boy locked in coffin Boy locked in coffin at Pennsylvania home, police seek parents Readers of Knatz.com, anyone familiar with my views of kleptocracy, of authority, know that I am for the family, despite its faults, and against government, despite … Continue reading

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