What’s the Proper Word For That?

Reading time – 3:02; Viewing time – 4:40  .  .  . Some folks find the sport of curling exciting to watch. On the other hand, the subtlety and beauty of the game are pretty well lost on me. That gives credence to what Sly Stone told us in his song Everyday People, declaring,   Or… [read more]


Gun Safety Regulations

Reading time – 5:21; Viewing time – 7:02  .  .  . The crazies think arming teachers is a good idea. They want shoot-outs in the hallways when a bad guy shows up. Think: Parkland, Columbine and Sandy Hook, with the halls full of kids. What could possibly go wrong? The NRA-controlled Congressional response to mass… [read more]


The Best Way Forward

Reading time – 3:59; Viewing time – 6:28  .  .  . Ronald Reagan is remembered for declaring the 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican.” He first said that during the campaign for governor of California in 1965. It was and remains a pretty good directive. The Democrats’ job now is to… [read more]


Vision

Reading time – 3:42; Viewing time – 4:39  .  .  . The second round of over-populated candidate debates will occur this week. Instead of hearing them snipe at one another, jockey for position or clutch desperately for air time, here’s what I want from the candidates. Vision is the “THAT way” clarity that guides us… [read more]


Guest Essay – The Real Reason

Reading time – 4:35  .  .  . Reader Dan Wallace has an insightful take on our American condition that is happily devoid of the hystrionics, name calling and partisan posturing of many. He offered it as a comment to my Hoping for Clarity From Sunday Times Readers post, but it was likely missed by many…. [read more]


Root Cause

Reading time – 4:21; Viewing time – 6:26  .  .  . The VA tells us that roughly 22 vets commit suicide every day – one every 65 minutes. There are suicide hotlines, wringing of hands and, of course, the ever-present thoughts and prayers of politicians who refuse to do anything about the problem. Let’s agree… [read more]


Hoping For Clarity From Sunday Times Readers

Reading time – 3:50; Viewing time – 5:15  .  .  . Still struggling to understand .  .  . It isn’t customary for me to spend much time reading the letters to the editor in the Sunday New York Times, but the headline last Sunday grabbed my eyeballs:  Vote for Trump Again, or Switch? Those… [read more]


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