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The Greatest of Evils

The Greatest of Evils
January 21, 2015

Chris Hedges wrote, at Truth Dig, the tale of Lola Mozes.  It is heart-wrenching.  It is the tale of the …Read the Rest

What Both Parties Get Wrong About Capital Gains & Taxes

What Both Parties Get Wrong About Capital Gains & Taxes
January 20, 2015

People should be allowed to build wealth. Families should be allowed to accumulate wealth and hand it down from one …Read the Rest

The Lasting Power of Hollywood

The Lasting Power of Hollywood
January 19, 2015

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

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015

I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?
January 17, 2015

There was quite a bit of discussion when it was announced that Duke University was going to allow a Muslim …Read the Rest

The Color of Bigotry

The Color of Bigotry
January 16, 2015

Tim Donovan has a column in AlterNet:  Yes, All White People Are Racists — Now Let’s Do Something About It.  …Read the Rest

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

One of the classic scenes from Star Wars – the first one, was when C3PO was playing some form of …Read the Rest

Die You Nazi Cow!

Die You Nazi Cow!
January 14, 2015

Sorry, but I couldn’t help the title.  It was just to much fun.  I guess regular readers have noticed that …Read the Rest

Steal a Pack of Gum & Go to Jail

Steal a Pack of Gum & Go to Jail
January 13, 2015

One of the most frustrating things about being in retail, and having merchandise which attracts kids is the shoplifting.  You …Read the Rest

Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills

Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills
January 12, 2015

Everyone who knows me knows that I have a fairly strict baritones only, philosophy in life.  Once in awhile a …Read the Rest

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All
January 10, 2015

Opera and baseball go together.  Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation.  Then again, that’s what both of …Read the Rest

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2015

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

The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades

The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades
January 8, 2015

One of the more humorous moments in the science fiction film, Men in Black, is when Tommy Lee Jones’ character …Read the Rest

I’m Tired of Being Outraged

I’m Tired of Being Outraged
January 7, 2015

Is it possible 2014 will go down as the Year of Outrage?  So far, 2015 doesn’t seem to be much …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015

Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015

There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II
January 4, 2015

Genealogy is a funny thing.  It opens up a whole new world, teaches us who we are.  Over the years …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I
January 3, 2015

Maybe you need to know something about your genealogy.  It might help put the world into perspective.  The family on …Read the Rest

Shocked, Shocked to Find…White Supremacists?

Shocked, Shocked to Find…White Supremacists?
January 2, 2015

One of my favorite lines from Casablanca is when Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) is told that he must shut …Read the Rest

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015

I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

A New Year’s Opera Gala

A New Year’s Opera Gala
December 31, 2014

We can never have enough opera or enough of our wonderful baritones barihunks.  Traditionally, in opera houses throughout the world, …Read the Rest

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie
December 30, 2014

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

Life and the Sacrificial Spinster

Life and the Sacrificial Spinster
December 29, 2014

To begin with, I am not married.  I never have been.  I am not involved with anyone, and have basically …Read the Rest

I Need Some Tosca

I Need Some Tosca
December 28, 2014

For those who want to know what I gave myself for Christmas, it’s quite simple.  No, it wasn’t Dmitri Hvorostovsky.  …Read the Rest

Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely
December 27, 2014

This is the first time I’ve ever had to face Christmas alone.  I thought it would be bad, and it …Read the Rest

The One Constant

The One Constant
December 26, 2014

After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever …Read the Rest

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
December 25, 2014

A year from now the civilized world will know the fate of the Skywalker family.  In honor of what is …Read the Rest

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

Immediately after the horrific attacks on 9/11, President George W. Bush repeatedly stated that we have consumer based economy.  If …Read the Rest

PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico

PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico
December 23, 2014

During the Martinez Administration, PNM has managed to raise rates 41% on we the little people.  No, it isn’t because …Read the Rest

Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014

During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest


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