Run! Run! Turn back before it’s too late!

Things have been pretty sober in the political world.  I thought I'd devote a blog to saving you time and money, and suggesting you avoid some things that I thought would be good, only to discover that they were very bad indeed. Tree Song and Violin Concerto No. 1 John Williams has written some of…

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Is That a Crack?

If you are underage, make sure you've talked to your parents before reading this blog! In my blog posts, “A plague on both your houses” and False Accusations, I discussed my own ambivalence about the torrent of bi-partisan sexual harassment allegations against entertainers, liberal media elites, members of congress, and -- of course -- Roy…

O, Jerusalem

To the consternation of the world and the condemnation of the majority of Muslims across the globe, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a land which historically was also called Palestine. When talking with a co-worker, I was surprised she had no idea of the history of this city.  Let me give…

Books About Islam (Part II)

In Books about Islam (Part I), I talked about my discoveries on reading the Quran and my own experience with a Muslim man who became interested in converting me to Islam.  In this blog, I'd like to mention a couple of books that a non-Muslim might find helpful in understanding Islam if you aren't inclined…

Books about Islam (Part I)

Some time before the tragic and historic events of what has become known as 9/11, in which Muslim terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR).  Their guest referred to Islam as a peaceful religion.  Another interview, either on NPR or elsewhere, referred to Islam…

False Accusations

While I intend to be discreet in this blog, if you are underage, please ask your parents before reading it. Recent News One cannot read, listen to, or view the news without being aware of the many allegations of misconduct leveled against prominent men, most of them liberal and Democratic, but some of them conservative…

Happy Music

The news has been so unpleasant that, when I address it in my blog, I have to warn underage readers to talk to their parents first.  But not this time.  I've decided to leave serious blogging behind and discuss "happy music". Not all music can be happy I'm not a fan of rock music, and…

Comic Books for Parents, Part IV

In Comic Books for Parents: Part I, Comic Books for Parents, Part II, and Comic Books for Parents, Part III, I warned parents that comic books aren't the innocent if frivolous past times they might remember from their childhoods.  Today's comic books are often multi-layered, complex stories with breath-taking artwork, and they are no longer…

“It Takes a Village” Revisited

I have always wanted to read Hillary Clinton's book It Takes a Village, and I recently saw it for the right price.  (It was free.)  Two days ago, I closed the book after the last chapter. Did it deserve the conservative backlash? My answer, having read it, is:  "No." Conservatives stated that Hillary Clinton wrote…