Daylight Savings Time Redux — Again

    DST: Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00 am to Sunday, November 6, 2016   You have a choice today.  You can read my post on DST from 2015 (which is a rehash of my 2014 DST post) by clicking … Read More

Culture as an Excuse — Part IV — The Culture of Rape

Sex often makes us laugh.   Being able to laugh at sex is one of the ways in which I remind myself that rape, and the “culture of rape” as we’ll discuss here today, is not about SEX.  It’s about POWER. … Read More

Socially Acceptable Excuses — Part III

British philosopher Bertrand Russell, famously conjugated the verb “to be” this way: I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool. And so we begin Part III of our ongoing series that began last January with When Cultural Difference is Used … Read More

Annual Christmas Eve Story

  How the year has flown.  The following story is one I’ve shared before, first in 2013 and again in 2014.   It is a story that teaches us that peace can be found if individual men and women want it badly enough … Read More

First World Problems

December 2, 2015 Last spring on a visit to my grandchildren in Ohio, I had occasion to talk to my eight-year-old granddaughter Kendall about “First World Problems.” Have you heard the term?  I had thought it was an idea originating … Read More

Daylight Saving Time Redux

  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve already noted that I’m a BIG ADVOCATE of doing away with DST.  But, first, what this post needs is a photo.  I’ll be right back.         While wandering around … Read More

Deviating From the Script

In the weeks leading up to this year’s midterm election, I served as a support volunteer for one of the many organizations that focus on getting out the vote on Election Day. Our callers were calling registered voters who hadn’t … Read More

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