I’m doing a Facebook dump of the things that I’ve written that I wish to keep around, so you’ll likely see some extra posts that popup and may not have clear context or seem somewhat dated. I’ve essentially dropped Facebook as a media platform at this time. Even if I excuse their data collection and analysis policies, I still find it to be one of the most popular toxic environments on the Internet. Sure there are worse ones, but none so widely traveled. To be honest, I’m just tired of losing respect for people I know. Everybody is human, and I won’t fault them for that, but something about online forums seems to bring out the worst side of people and I’m tired of staring it in the Face(book).
Plato once wrote, “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” In the context of our republic, I see that as a responsibility to participate, agitate and above all, educate. A poor choice can be disastrous, an informed choice at least shows… Continue reading
The United States has been beholden to a two party system for a long time. Given the meltdown of both the Democrats and the Republicans, an occurrence that has left many moderates feeling ignored and unrepresented due to the pathetic partisanship that essentially defines the two camps. Currently the United… Continue reading
“You’ll take my gun from my cold, dead hands.” A friend of mine said that used to be a bumper sticker on her dad’s vehicle. It’s a powerful statement. And, if you’re of a certain age, you might associate Charlton Heston saying those words in that intense, menacing voice of… Continue reading
Every month I receive a statement from my health insurance, which I ordered up through the marketplace, www.healthcare.gov. It’s a frustrating experience. Before I tell you why, let me give you a bit of a rundown on my personal situation. I have a family of five and Uncle Sam said… Continue reading
Originally posted February 25th, 2019 We’re going to be seeing a lot more talk about Socialism now that Bernie is running again. You’re probably going to see a lot posts about people, especially Millennials, demanding “free” stuff. I’d like a minute to talk about that, if you’re game. Well, probably… Continue reading
Originally Posted March 1st, 2019 They (the Democrats) are creating a bill to compel the president to present his tax returns. Why? At this point we can be sure of two things. 1) The President is not like other Presidents. Yes he is a cheat(as in he cheated on his… Continue reading
Originally posted March 18, 2019. I often make this comment about myself, and often for similar reasons. I think David explains his version pretty well. I’m not, and I don’t think I’ve ever been, a person who believes that our actions and reactions are set in stone. I choose to… Continue reading
Originally posted March 27th, 2019.
Originally posted March 28th, 2019. My youngest little dude turns 14 today. My oldest will turn 16 in less than two weeks… Several years ago I read a passage in a book somewhere that said children are basically on loan to us for a little while. They are not ours… Continue reading