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Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come
February 24, 2015
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I quit. I give up. No more. Zip Nada Zilch No mas! I’m no longer part of certain forms of …Read the Rest

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If This Is Any Example…We’re Screwed

If This Is Any Example…We’re Screwed
February 19, 2015
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Unfortunately, in this crazy, mixed up world of ours, there are narratives one is no longer allowed to mention, such …Read the Rest

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Buckling That Swash – Please?

Buckling That Swash – Please?
February 16, 2015
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Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was …Read the Rest

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The Acceptable New Hate

The Acceptable New Hate
February 13, 2015
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold …Read the Rest

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Frying John Kerry’s Canadian Bacon

Frying John Kerry’s Canadian Bacon
February 10, 2015
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By now it is rather obvious the only entities in the civilized world who want to arm the Ukrainians are …Read the Rest

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ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths

ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths
February 5, 2015
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They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned. In India, one bride is burned alive every hour, because of insufficient dowry.  …Read the Rest

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The Insanity of Global Warming

The Insanity of Global Warming
January 29, 2015
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It’s like this global warming has stalled – or has it.  If it has, global warming advocates refuse to even …Read the Rest

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The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria

The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria
January 27, 2015
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“… Minnie Freeman safely led thirteen children from her schoolhouse to her home, one half mile (800 m) away. The …Read the Rest

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I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty

I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty
January 24, 2015
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Minions of the far right are bullies, plain and simple.  Trust me, I’ve spent the past decade or so, being …Read the Rest

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The Greatest of Evils

The Greatest of Evils
January 21, 2015
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Chris Hedges wrote, at Truth Dig, the tale of Lola Mozes.  It is heart-wrenching.  It is the tale of the …Read the Rest

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The Lasting Power of Hollywood

The Lasting Power of Hollywood
January 19, 2015
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Let’s get one thing perfectly clear.  It doesn’t matter what one’s nationality or patriotic leanings are, the most stirring moment …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?
January 17, 2015
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There was quite a bit of discussion when it was announced that Duke University was going to allow a Muslim …Read the Rest

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One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?

One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?
January 15, 2015
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One of the classic scenes from Star Wars – the first one, was when C3PO was playing some form of …Read the Rest

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Die You Nazi Cow!

Die You Nazi Cow!
January 14, 2015
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Sorry, but I couldn’t help the title.  It was just to much fun.  I guess regular readers have noticed that …Read the Rest

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Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2015
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015
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Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015
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There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part II

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II
January 4, 2015
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Genealogy is a funny thing.  It opens up a whole new world, teaches us who we are.  Over the years …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part I

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I
January 3, 2015
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Maybe you need to know something about your genealogy.  It might help put the world into perspective.  The family on …Read the Rest

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Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015
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I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

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Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie
December 30, 2014
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Okay, I admit, I’m a Bigfoot junkie.  I don’t mind admitting I’m glued to that absurd Animal Planet show.  I …Read the Rest

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A Consumer Based Economy – Merry Christmas to Us All! (but the Brother’s Koch)

A Consumer Based Economy – Merry Christmas to  Us All! (but the Brother’s Koch)
December 24, 2014
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Immediately after the horrific attacks on 9/11, President George W. Bush repeatedly stated that we have consumer based economy.  If …Read the Rest

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Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America
December 19, 2014
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What is going on with Sony Pictures and North Korea is nothing new, for Hollywood, according to film historian Ben …Read the Rest

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November 22

November 22
November 22, 2014
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This picture of Jackie is so haunting.  She was so beautiful and so happy that day. There are some moments …Read the Rest

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My Father’s Service

My Father’s Service
November 11, 2014
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When I first began blogging, I would do like everyone else, to get in on the topic of the day.  …Read the Rest

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The Obligatory October 26 Post

The Obligatory October 26 Post
October 26, 2014
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It was about 2:15 PM on a very windy, very chilly Wednesday afternoon when four brave men began what we …Read the Rest

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St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2014
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If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day.  One of my Clements ancestors …Read the Rest

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What If Ukraine Shot Down Malyasia Airlines Flight 17?

What If Ukraine Shot Down Malyasia Airlines Flight 17?
October 21, 2014
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When I noticed that Russia and the Ukraine were going to sign an agreement about natural gas, it made me …Read the Rest

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Very Special Ops

Very Special Ops
October 18, 2014
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A friend sent this link to me, and told me to watch it.  It’s impressive.  It is just way cool!  …Read the Rest

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