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The Carpenter And The Arsonist

One of the challenges that face progressives is refuting the lies of our political opponents. Americans have a very short political attention span, (about 30 to 120 seconds). You can tell several lies in thirty seconds, but it takes much longer to refute them. That got me to searching for an analogy to illustrate the danger that destroyers pose. I think I found one in my family history. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Carpenter And The Arsonist

More Than A River Joke

The biggest story of the last several weeks is one of a needed conversation that I fear isn’t going to occur – a serious and sincere discussion about how we are going to deal with climate change. There is an old joke about what is the longest river in the world. The punchline is an intentional mispronunciation of the African river Nile. That is the genesis of today’s title. Let’s explore. Continue reading More Than A River Joke

If States Were Countries

How does an old white guy who was born in the United States and has never left it for a longer period than two weeks relate to a dreamer? The answer was to imagine that each state were a separate country and put myself in the shoes of my two oldest granddaughters. Let’s explore. Continue reading If States Were Countries

It’s All About The Hat

It is late Thursday morning as I write this article. You can’t possibly read it until early Sunday morning. I doubt the situation in Texas and Louisiana will be completely under control by Sunday. Yet on Tuesday President Trump visited Texas purportedly to tour the damage Hurricane Harvey had inflicted on the Lone Star State and bring aid with him. Instead he turned it into an infomercial to sell a hat. The constraints of time and space will not allow me to review everything he did wrong. Nonetheless I invite you along to explore with me.     Continue reading It’s All About The Hat

Of WORMs And Cops

When I woke up Monday morning I decided to write about the first two aspects of this article for Wednesday’s publishing. Then, as is my habit, I read the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both had articles about a pending Trump announcement that dovetailed with my intended topics, (USA Today actually broke the story). The juxtaposition of history and the present made this a must address subject. Let’s explore. Continue reading Of WORMs And Cops