A correctional note....

A recent comment left on my blog about the english language gave me pause. I was informed of a few grammatical errors (nothing major) that I had committed. I went and fixed what was incorrect (we all make mistakes) and saved it. I then promptly...

A missed opportunity

  So, Obama finally made up his mind on the Keystone Pipeline, and it’s no surprise he killed it. The pipeline had great potential to make several differences in the economy and the oil futures. The pipeline may have only contributed fifty to a...

An apology to the ladies....

  Ah, ladies. I have earned a new appreciation for you. I like the television show “House”. Lately, the “WE” network has been showing it, and I have been watching it. The downside of this is that WE is a womens channel for the most part, and the...

The damnation of the english language....

Damn you texting. Damn your abbreviations, and your lazy offerings of phrases. I remember when english was actually a language, when people strove to learn and use it correctly. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, etc, all used to create atmosphere...

And so it is with todays stars.....

“Hey, no, what are you doing? Yo yo yo yo what are you doing? Stop it. Come on. I said stop it. Yo, what are you doing?” an irritated Bieber can be heard asking the crowd in a video. A few girls giggled in the background, but that didn’t soften the...

Some Babylon 5 wisdom....

  There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way.   The war we fight is not against powers and principalities – it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the...

What if....

  Science fiction allows us set our mind free, especially when it concerns our lives, our time left. One question, in particular, haunts some of us, if not all of us. What if, on the day of your death, an alien came to you and said that, barring...

Let me tell you a story....

  Let me tell you a story. It’s a boy-meets-girl story. It begins in Tampa Florida. Boy is in an unhappy relationship, and takes to the computer for a bit of game playing. He’s on AOL and playing card games with a chat room connected to it. A girl...

Tsk, tsk....

  Okay….this is the last piece I will do on this particular subject, though I am sure it will come up as part and parcel of why Hillary cannot be President…Emails. Early in the seventies another president got caught in a bad situation, but he had...

The problems we face....

  It doesn’t matter which horse you back, this political race isn’t highlighting what it should be. We have problems…problems that both the left and right, liberal and conservative, republican and democrat can agree on….       ...

Fears and promises...

  Things just seem to be getting worse. Today it was revealed that, more than likely, due to the low gas prices, there will be no Social Security increase next year. Why you ask? Well, the government will spin it and try to give you a happy answer,...

You were the stars in my sky....

  You were the stars in my night sky   You made me the man I never was   You made me think life could be full   You made me think life could be mine       You worked me into a corner like a trapped rat   You made...

The omnipresent cloud...

  The omnipresent cloud, dark and malevolent   Killing the spirit, darkening the soul   Heartbreak and hopelessness, bundled together   A silo of troubles, a lock on the door   Trapped inside, and only I have the key   ...

A shooting and the reaction....

  Gun control is back in the media, thanks to a slug (who I shall not name here) going on a shooting spree at a community college. His motives aside, this crime has become all too familiar. Our dear President seems to believe that more gun control...

A ringing of the alarms...

  I have made it known before that I like Benjamin Netanyahu. If we could elect him as our president, I would vote for him. Amidst the saber rattling of Syria, Russia, Iran, and America, there is a rattlesnakes tail dancing, alerting the world that...

Paranoia....

  There is a weird thing going on out there. It seems Americans don’t want the NSA, the FBI, or any other national security agency to spy on their social media lives. They will fight tooth and nail to keep Facebook, Twitter, etc tracking free,...

A symptom of a larger disease...

  It’s a symptom of a larger disease…violence on the rise, domestic or otherwise. In the news most recently, two high school football players tackled a referee (they say the coach made them do it). A high school football player pulls off an...

It's a mistake....

  The United States has agreed to take eighty-five thousand refugees. Not to sound cold hearted, but this is a mistake. Yes, I know…American history is replete with stories of how refugees helped to build Americas future. Einstein, Oppenheimer, and...

Where.....

  Where is the way home, to our childhood   Where is the way out for a heart broken   No way of knowing when the rain will stop   No blue skies on the horizon       Where is the way to love and happiness   Where...

You ask me....

  You ask me to let you go   Can the moon let go of the sky   Can the rain stop falling?   You ask me to not love you   Can a bird not love the air   Can a field not love the flowers?   You ask me not to miss you...

Consider the human body...

  Have you ever stopped to consider the human being? I am not asking you if you believe in God….if you do that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine too. This is just about the human being and its incredible shell. The outside is covered with a soft,...

Do you remember?

  It was a clear morning. The sun rose as it always did, spreading first waves of crimson and cranberry then casting rays of bright yellow and amber. We loaded the trucks with the produce being delivered to the stops that day, drivers preparing for...

Why would anyone want to be president?

  Why would anyone want to be President of the United States? Being the leader of an unappreciative nation, having to curtail your own beliefs to get elected, to lie about actions taken (or not taken), and to hang for the crimes committed by people...

Sometimes, I am not proud to be a republican....

  Ohhhhh, there are times I am not proud to be a republican. I saw a piece on Facebook that made me cringe. While the argument over Obamas birthplace had a rational argument (there were questions) this article completely went too far. It stated...