A lick of sense in a forest of trees

I see where Kansas has jumped on the freedom of religion/anti-science educational bandwagon.  I have a few problems with this, but before I mention them, let me tell you a bit about my background. I’m a registered Republican. A Christian white male of fundamentalist training Raised in the conservative state of Montana Have had long… Continue reading A lick of sense in a forest of trees

Why History?

Dave posted recently on one of the purposes of history.  Or rather, he pondered a little bit on the purposes and then went on to use history as a means of illustrating some observations he was making.  He looked at history, made note of some useful contexts related to what he was thinking about, and… Continue reading Why History?

To each their own…decision.

I happened to be reading this article when my oldest son looked over my shoulder and started reading along with me.  This lead to a conversation of sorts with him, which I rather enjoyed. At first my son was actively against the shop owners.  He said he would have sued the owners, too.  Not because… Continue reading To each their own…decision.

The New Economy by Emma Lazarus

Yesterday I got to thinking about the influence of a bad mustache on modern foreign policy.  The effect is dramatic, I think.  Today, I want to offer up an alternative to a good mustache gone bad.  It’s time for a little competition and some good marketing. Emma Lazarus wrote a poem containing this very famous… Continue reading The New Economy by Emma Lazarus