No Easy Answers

Back in the 1950s when abortion was illegal, my mom had already had four young sons and was pregnant again … and she and our father were not even married. She was running a 280-acre cattle ranch mostly on her own, and she knew that she was already very near to her breaking point. It…

Can The Truth Be “Racist”?

I’ve been involved in a most curious discussion that brought up some important issues. An online acquaintance of mine, very well educated, a UK citizen working in the Netherlands, claimed that foreigners with Residence Permits should be allowed to vote in local, not national but local, elections where they are residing. That seemed crazy to…

Reds Under The Bed

Last year during the election campaign, the servers at the Democratic National Committee were penetrated by still unknown actors. From early on, I’ve held that the Russian Government did NOT hack the DNC computer. I have not seen any evidence that says otherwise. Here are two equally probable Russian suspects with no ties to Vladimir…

Illegal Weapons and Gun Laws

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach With the recent school shooting in Florida have come increased calls for further gun control laws. So before considering new laws, I thought I should look to see what the current laws are regarding who can legally purchase and own guns in the US. Here’s what I find: Purchasing A…

The Warm And The Wild

After two days traveling, I’m finally back with my family for Christmas. It’s wonderful to be back here from my travels. I love to go out into the wide wild world … and I love coming home to my gorgeous ex-fiancee. It’s got me thinking about the odd life I’ve led, and rather than write…

The End Of The Trail

Sadly, and also happily, my time in the Solomon Islands is coming to an end. Two nights ago I walked from the boat into Gizo town. It had been threatening rain, and halfway there I caught the first smell of what I call the “rain wind”. This wind starts on high where it is entrained…