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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

My President Is An Amoral Coward

You didn’t think I would let the events of last Friday night pass without comment did you? If you did you haven’t been paying attention to my writing! Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is An Amoral Coward

Bullshutdown

Today seems to be one of those rare days when the crystal ball is not overcast – let’s just hope it is accurate. Congress comes back in September and it has two things it must get done: fund the government via either a budget (which isn’t going to happen) or a continuing resolution (CR) and raise the debt ceiling. I have a prediction on both as well as a simple solution to one of the nation’s raging debates. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bullshutdown

Simultaneously Read, Enjoy And Think

I have a policy of only adding non-fiction books to the Recommended Reading section. That category comprises most of my reading. The more I learn the more I discover I don’t know; that probably accounts for the number of nerdy books I read. There is a genre of writing known as historical fiction. The story is fiction but the depicted events are real. One of the many advantages of “working” for yourself is that you get to bend the rules. Today I want to discuss something that a book of historical fiction made me think about. Let’s explore. Continue reading Simultaneously Read, Enjoy And Think

40,000 Real New England Patriots, Plus

I have a strange relationship with demonstrators. I admire what they do and that they are willing to participate in such an active and visible fashion. Too many of us separate principle from action. I break with progressive demonstrators when they use methods I cannot condone. I am a believer in Dr. King’s philosophy that demonstrations bring attention to problems but seldom directly solve them. Friday and Saturday were days that made me very happy! Let’s explore. Continue reading 40,000 Real New England Patriots, Plus