See me....

  See me. Not a question, but a statement. People who feel alone, left out, misunderstood cry out in vain. They want the world to see them for who they are, not what can be seen through eyes alone. The heart and the mind cannot be seen, they must...

How Donald?

  Normally, I love the political season. The hopes that one will rise above and create an air of hope, an air of expectation. Donald Trump does none of that for me. He promises to enlarge and engage our military, but offers no plan on how to pay...

The monsters hide in the light...

  You try to wake up, you pinch yourself   No avail, you’re wide awake   Haunted with your eyes wide open   The monsters hide in the light   No longer a requiem for sleeping demons   Your mind and heart die slowly in...

Ah, the Oscars....

  Ah, the Oscars. I don’t watch it, but many do. This year, it’s being boycotted by a few black artists who feel they are not represented as not one black actor has been nominated. They feel that it’s not that the nominated movies were better than...

How do you make an American Beer?

  So how do you make an American Beer? It’s a question a lot of people have asked. Microbreweries have popped up everywhere to challenge the big beer houses. All kinds of complicated recipes and ingredients have been tried and it has produced some...

What a month to be an Iranian leader.....

  What a month to be an Iranian leader! You can crow about launching several mid-range missiles and had them land close to several US Navy ships, brag that you captured two small US Navy ships and made their crews not just kneel and surrender but...

Humanitarian or not?

  To be humanitarian or not to be….that is the question. Syrian refugees are spreading around the globe, finding homes in twenty-nine countries. The problem with these refugees is not the extra burden of taking care of them, but it is the strict...

David, you will be missed....

  I grew up in a strange home, musically. My mother was country and Elvis. My father was religious, popular (Ink Spots, Nat King Cole), and Italian opera (even though he didn’t understand it). My brothers introduced me to Led Zeppelin, Chicago...

Will Bill thrill?

  Hill hopes that Bill will thrill. Yes, Hillary, the queen of denial hopes that her husband will sway your vote. I don’t like either of them, I’ve made no bones about that, but I cannot imagine how Bill can change anything. Bill, a womanizer, is...

The economics of guilt...

  The economics of guilt. It creates billions of dollars in sales and donations every year. Ads for animal causes, homeless and starving children, and other pitiful causes are rammed down our throats every day. Ads for gyms, diet pills, and...

My first blog of 2016....

  Welcome to my first blog of 2016. I would love to say it’s about rainbows, puppy dogs, and unicorns, but it’s not. It is in fact two pieces in one, for which I have no doubt I will receive a great deal of fuss about. I said to myself “Why start a...