Dumb Things We Do As Kids

As the current Governor of Virginia, and the next three guys in line have recently discovered, suddenly it is a “thing” to be held accountable for some dumb thing you did as a kid, so far back in time that you can’t even remember you did it. Rather it be blackface, a DUI or a… Continue reading Dumb Things We Do As Kids

Getting Friendly with Andrew and Michael – some advice for Floridians

On August 23, 1992 Hurricane Andrew roared ashore the coast of Florida just between the towns of Cutler Ridge and Naranja Lakes. Most everyone recognizes Homestead as it’s place of devastation, but in truth there were a dozen little communities that were affected just as badly. I was renting a house in Cutler Ridge and… Continue reading Getting Friendly with Andrew and Michael – some advice for Floridians

Enfant Terrible

I’m certainly not a highly lauded professional political commentator or pundit. Lord knows there are plenty of them out there, blogging away to their audiences large or small, as well as filling the airwaves on every possible network known to mankind in nearly every country on the planet. God only knows that I don’t fit… Continue reading Enfant Terrible

Venezuela

When I returned from working in Okinawa in 1995, I stewed around the house I shared with my cousin Ron and my Mom for months, doing pretty much nothing but making copious amounts of bread, elaborate chocolate cakes and five course dinners. I had enough money in the bank to live a little while with… Continue reading Venezuela

Religion in Russia

Russia seems to have a problem with Jehovah’s Witness’s, and has officially categorized them in the same folder as Islamic Terrorists. Now I’ve had my own share of problems with that particular sect. When I was in my 20’s and in the Navy, my first wife and I had the good fortune to live a… Continue reading Religion in Russia

Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

Donald J. Trump has actually been President of the United States for a little over a day now. Something that most thinking adults of a moderate to liberal frame of mind have been agonizing over for months. It’s now reality, and despite all the chants and posters and laments that he isn’t our president, the… Continue reading Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

The Emperor Has No Clothes

 For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the general American public is failing to see that our new Emperor Has No Clothes. Is it really Presidential to send out a dozen tweets at 3am in the morning because you don’t like what a reporter in Sioux Falls said about your hairdo? How… Continue reading The Emperor Has No Clothes

Brave New World

Well, Democracy wasn’t saved by the electors yesterday, so the last chink in the wall to protect our country from being overtaken by evil failed to work. Our founders tried their best to envision all the dangers possible, and worked hard to build into our constitution many ways to protect our fragile and new form… Continue reading Brave New World

Parenting

My younger son and I don’t speak. I’ll admit I’m the world worst parent, having done some pretty vile things in my life, of which I would rather not speak. In my old age, I’ve come to terms with my past actions, and while I may not sleep peacefully all the time, I am what… Continue reading Parenting

Trump, the Antichrist

Donald Trump is the best hope that the Republican party can offer in the 2016 Presidential election. And, it seems that it is scaring the holy crap out of most genuine Republicans. Of course most reasonable people are already clued into the fact that electing Donald Trump is a scary propostiion, on the order of… Continue reading Trump, the Antichrist