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

Growing Old

According to most of the people that I hang around with, at age 60, going on 61, I’m not old. I’m a mere youngling. Either I need to get new friends, or they are right. I’m not sure which way to fall on this. However, I’ve certainly had some time since I retired in September… Continue reading Growing Old

Leaving Colorado

After almost 20 years in Colorado, I have returned to Florida, land of my birth, source of much of my DNA. I was born in South Florida, as was my Mother, and my maternal grandparents and one set of great-grandparents came to Florida back in the 1920’s. Florida was much different in the 1920’s. Hell,… Continue reading Leaving Colorado

An Open Letter to Hillary

Dear Secretary Hillary: I was listening to a radio show on PBS the other day when one of your spokespeople was asked a question about whether or not your relationship with the rich hedgefund managers of Wall Street might give voters pause. Your spokesperson jumped right in with the answer that she didn’t think it… Continue reading An Open Letter to Hillary