About Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

And one more for the day

Two guys are sitting in a dive bar, commiserating over a couple of drinks. First guy is complaining to the second guy, “My life is a country music song.  My wife left me, sued me for divorce.  Wants the house, the kids and the dog. I had to sell everything. … Continue reading

Some humor

My wife and daughter were out giving the rabbit some fresh water. Ariel comes in and says, “Poor Blueberry, he’s so hot right now. He’s panting and frothing at the mouth.” I said, “No honey, he’s not hot, he has rabies.” Apparently not funny… #bunniesarecuterwhentheybelongtosomebodyelse Then she goes and gets… Continue reading

Addendum to the 4th of July Post

So as an addendum to my 4th of July post, I have to point out that in a couple of separate posts, Jim Wright of Stonekettle fame said much more of what was on my mind.  He said it well, with proper emphasis on those four letter superlatives that drive… Continue reading

On the 4th of July

Another 4th of July is upon us. Ostensibly we celebrate Freedom these days when we really mean Independence. Freedom and independence are used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings when you look at it. We declared our Independence from the British Empire, the Crown. We declared and demanded the… Continue reading

The State of the Church

I have this joke, some consider it in poor taste, but as I observe things, it’s an honest reflection of the current state of the Christian religion within the United States. What do you get when you put two Baptists together? A Church What do you get when you put… Continue reading

Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.

So yesterday I wrote about a singular experience in my life that meant something, that really touched me at a time when I needed it. It was very basic, very human and possessing an impact far beyond the moment itself. Since then I’ve had a few people ask me what… Continue reading

Social Media – What is it even good for? Absolutely nothing! Good God!

About 18 years ago I ended up in a rough place. My father had been diagnosed with cancer and the outlook was very grim, at best. Most people don’t survive their first go ’round with this type of cancer, much less see another year or two. I was in my… Continue reading

Memorial Day

Another Memorial Day is almost past.  I hope, in honoring those who have died in service to our nation, that perhaps some people remember that there was a time when the idea of going to war was a bad thing.  Our government, our industry and our leaders often find reasons… Continue reading

The Death of Expertise

I first came across this article about 4 years ago.  I find it is even more relevant now.  Today people who wish to assert their opinion over anything else merely decry, “Fake news!” and then anything said after that is suddenly supposed to be both morally and factually correct.  One… Continue reading