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Cry, My Beloved Country

I don’t give a damn about Ukraine. As We the People are starting to wake up and finally get off our rear ends after watching 50,000...

For the Love of Money

I’ve been working for a month at a drugstore. I enjoy being friendly to the cranks. It is a gift, I guess, to be able to get an ornery...

On New Year's Day

Today is a brand-new day, a new year. A blank slate. I don't have too much planned for today. I might go to the range, have coffee,...

Still Flying

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one. ~ Malcolm Reynolds When I started this blog in January 2020, I...

How Does This Story End?

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea...

All I Have Left Is My Name

I’ve been ornery since the day I came out of the womb. My mother never ceases to remind me how irritable I was as a baby, how she had to...

Never Forget

I remember September 11, 2001. It was a beautiful, clear, late summer morning. I put my eldest on the school bus for kindergarten and...

Follow the $cience

Just when I thought the world couldn’t go more Black Mirror, the frauds running the country have started to ramp up the coronavirus...

Independence Day

As Independence Day rolls around again, some Americans will be able to celebrate in relative freedom if they are fortunate enough to live...

Beware the Woke Monsters

Children’s television 50 years ago was way better at teaching kids how to be decent human beings and how to get along with others than...

Gaslight

How much longer are the American People going to let politicians and their collaborators gaslight us? How much longer are we going to...

None of My Business

Dear Everyone: Please stop telling me you got your Covid-19 injection. It is none of my business. It is no more my business than it...

Slogging Our Way Out of Winter

Here we are in the worst bit of winter, the final slog toward Spring that will last long past March 20th. The dirty snow, the...

A Letter of Loss, Love and Liberty

I was fortunate to grow up in an era when children were still taught about the evils of National Socialism and Communism. I came of age...

Lies to Come in 2021

Although last night may have been a bit of a chuckle fest with jokes over text and on social media about how glad we all are that 2020 is...

The Stolen Year

The year 2020 was stolen from us. It was stolen from little children and high school and college students who missed almost an entire...

From the Desk of a Chump

I have seen a lot of psychosis in my career. Often alcohol or drug induced, sometimes strictly organic in nature, psychosis can be...

Back to School (Sort of)

The new academic year has started and kids were thrilled to go back to school and college. Well, the ones who were allowed to go back to...

Get Behind the Wheel

Fear is a powerful motivator. It keeps us from doing things we’ve always wanted to do, or should do, and it is used by evil people to...

The Media Unmasked

One of the smartest things I did in 2008 was get rid of television. I wasn’t quite scrounging around in the couch cushions for milk money...

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