If You Ever Were a Kid

Reading time – 2:32; Viewing time – 3:51  .  .  . There is something peculiar about we human beings, in that we often don’t really “get it” unless we relate events to ourselves. For example, when we see the devastation of a hurricane in Houston, we don’t fully understand and have to see the suffering… [read more]

The Hypothetical States of America

Reading time – 1:47  .  .  . Many thanks to contributing author M.S.A. for this particularly appropriate post in anticipation of the March For Our Lives event on, Saturday, March 24. Click a pic, find a march near you, sign up and GO MARCH FOR OUR KIDS! ——————————————————————- In The Hypothetical States of America there… [read more]

Stop Watching the Sideshows

Reading time – 3:21; Viewing time – 4:23  .  .  . The discussions drone on, with the current outrage over Trump’s cowardly firing of Rex Tillerson. I say cowardly, because apparently Trump tweeted the firing to the world hours before Tillerson found out about it from a third party. In other words, once again Mr…. [read more]

Behavior Geek

Reading time – 3:19; Viewing time – 4:36  .  .  . When I see or hear behavior that stands out, one of my first responses is to wonder what’s behind that. For example, when Donald Trump demands a military parade and faintly lauds the Nazis in Charlottesville and insults Gold Star Families and imposes import… [read more]

The Bullet-Head Zone

Reading time – 1:52; Viewing time – 3:03  .  .  . In the wake of the slaughter of 17 students and teachers and the wounding of 14 others in Parkland, FL, Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the NRA, gave a speech to the attendees of the CPAC conference. This is the association that used… [read more]

An Astonishing Ability To Do The Wrong Thing

Reading time – 75 seconds  .  .  . Russia invaded Ukraine so Obama put sanctions on them. Trump removed them. 17 people were murdered in Florida. Trump said congratulations to the first responders and told Jeff Sessions to look into prosecuting Hillary. Kim Jong-Un launched a ballistic missile. Trump insulted him and indirectly dared him… [read more]

Make This Go Viral

Reading time – 1:58; Viewing time – 3:06  .  .  . There are few things that cause a more visceral and instantaneous reaction to protect than something that threatens our children. There are existential forces at work and you don’t need anyone to explain it to you. Somehow, though, there are some Americans who just… [read more]

The “T” Word

Reading time – 3:13; Viewing time – 4:18  .  .  . In Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, she quotes Harry G. Frankfurt in differentiating between liars and bullshitters. The liar rejects the authority of the truth; the bullshitter pays no attention to the truth at all. She also quotes Brandolini’s Law: “The amount… [read more]

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