What’s Shaking?

Well, it’s been a curious week. Wednesday, I worked on my roof about two stories off of the ground. Last night, I dreamed about wrestling tyrannosaurs. And this morning, I woke up in an ambulance. === The ambulance man said, “You’re in an ambulance heading for a hospital.” “Why?”, I asked. “You fell in your…

She Thinks We’re Not Taxed Enough

I got to thinking about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan for Medicare4All. She says it will cost $52 trillion over the first ten years. Of course, it’s a government program so we can guarantee it will cost more than that, but we’ll use her figures for now. To start with, there are about 330 million people…

Burning In The Desert

I said a bit ago that I’d be offline for a couple of weeks because I was going to the Nevada desert. As some folks correctly surmised, I was headed for that bizarre congregation of extremophiles called “Burning Man”. And what is Burning Man? It is an eight-day festival of the impossible. It is a…

What’s Behind Gun Murders?

Well, I did this analysis about a year ago, but I hadn’t posted it because I knew that people would call me “RACIST!!” … but what I’m posting are simple facts. Plus at this point I’ve been falsely called a RACIST!! so many times it doesn’t even register any more. Let me start with a…

A Pacific Penance

Here, one by one, are the twelve posts that tell the story of my most unusual voyage to the Gulf of Siam and back … read them from the top one down, come and join me on an aquatic adventure. w. I Am Invited Overseas Back in 1976, when I was about 30, a wealthy…

What Senators Do … And Don’t

I got to thinking about the real job of our elected representatives, which is to pass laws that make our nation better. I wondered … what bills have our Democratic Presidential Candidates sponsored in the last two years, a period when they’ve spent most of their time complaining about  Trump winning the election. I thought…

The Last Watery Waltz

I have just one rule about writing. I only write when I can’t stand not writing, when the ideas roiling around in my head cry out to be put down on paper. And this is that point, where I stop thinking and start writing about how as I described in my last post, after 142…