Save the planet: Have fewer children.

Recently, The Guardian, a British newspaper, printed an article explaining that the best way to reduce our carbon footprint isn't to purchase a fuel efficient car, change your light bulbs, or go vegan, it's to have fewer children. Population control has a long and, perhaps, not quite distinguished history, so I thought I would explore…

So, what’s the problem, really?

When President Trump called for a commission to investigate possible voter fraud, the reaction was swift and deafening. (Because I know people from other countries read my blog, here's the backstory:  In the 2016 election in the United States, Mr. Trump won the electoral college, but not the popular vote.  California voted so heavily for…

The Dignity of the Presidency

Of late, there has been talk about the "dignity of the Presidency."  So, I have a question:  whose job is it to protect the dignity of the Presidency? First and foremost, the President Obviously, the president must comport himself in a manner that lends itself to dignity.  President Trump has found this difficult to do. …

What if your name was “Trump”?

What if your name was "Trump", or what if you were associated with someone who's name is "Trump"? A True Conversation (Part 1) This is an approximation of a true conversation I had with friends from High School.  The names have been changed so no one attempts to sue me. High School Friend:  You remember…

Deja Rogue

I recently listened to the abridged book on tape Going Rogue by Sarah Palin.  For those who might be too young to remember, Sarah Palin was the governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009.  During John McCain's run for the presidency against then Senator Obama, Senator McCain chose Sarah Palin for his running mate. I…

Christian Authors

Having discussed in past blogs my favorite mystery authors (Mystery Mavens, Mystery Men), Fantasy authors (Fantasies), and books for children (Books to read aloud, Books for Girls, Books for Boys), I thought I would mention some of my favorite Christian authors. Very little fiction here There aren't a lot of fictional books here.  Christian authors…

Health Care

At the risk of being taken out and stoned by the partisans among us, I thought I'd write about health care. A quick history Until the 19th century, health care was a "catch as catch can" proposition.  You might have access to a doctor.  You might not.  The Christian Church -- generally the Roman Catholic…

Fantasies

Having inflicted my opinion on readers of this blog concerning books for children (Books for Girls, Books for Boys, Books to read aloud) and my favorite mystery authors (Mystery Mavens and Mystery Men), I thought it was time to add a posting about my favorite fantasy authors to encourage you to read them -- and…

Will this never end? (Apparently Not.)

I was a reluctant voter for Donald Trump.  I didn't vote for him in the primaries, and I voted for him in the general election only because the alternative struck me as worse.  And so, I'm a little embarrassed to find myself in the position where I am finding myself pushed more and more into…

Congressional targets

The Shooting of Steve Scalise If you haven't been living in a cave, you've heard that several Republican congressmen who were practicing for the annual charity baseball event became targets of a deranged shooter.   Rep. Scalise was not the only congressman shot.  Others -- along with security staff -- were also shot, but Rep. Scalise's…