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Reality, Russia, and Girlfriends

Reality, Russia, and Girlfriends
March 4, 2015

Anna Duritskaya has refused to take a polygraph test about her involvement in the murder of Boris Nemtsov.  She has …Read the Rest

Has ISIS Already Won?

Has ISIS Already Won?
March 3, 2015

ISIS is now threatening Twitter employees and executives for cracking down on their psychopathic tweets.  Golly, just the other day …Read the Rest

Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing

Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing
March 2, 2015

Why do people, even today, think that the South is more racist than any other part of the country?  Have …Read the Rest

Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?

Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?
March 1, 2015

“…Fat people are selfish people …just as most extremes and excesses are not tolerated nor should society excuse this new …Read the Rest

Where No One Has Gone Before…

Where No One Has Gone Before…
February 28, 2015

Space… the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

Psychopaths Make Great Terrorists

Psychopaths Make Great Terrorists
February 27, 2015

One of the things that bothers me about the way John Kerry manipulates the State Department and Barack Obama is …Read the Rest

Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA

Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA
February 26, 2015

I still don’t take modern technology for granted.  That, if anything, should date me has having been born way before …Read the Rest

Never Good Enough

Never Good Enough
February 25, 2015

I wish this were just about me.  Unfortunately, it isn’t.  If you start looking, I suspect at least 20% of …Read the Rest

Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come
February 24, 2015

I quit. I give up. No more. Zip Nada Zilch No mas! I’m no longer part of certain forms of …Read the Rest

The Great Digital Divide

The Great Digital Divide
February 23, 2015

Until moving from South Carolina, I always lived in a very rural area.  My complaints were always about not being …Read the Rest

Ash Wednesday Litany

Ash Wednesday Litany
February 22, 2015

The Ash Wednesday Litany is for Ash Wednesday.  Portions of it can also be used the first Sunday in Lent.  …Read the Rest

Pope Francis Lenten Message

Pope Francis Lenten Message
February 21, 2015

Lent is my favorite time of the entire Christian calender.  There are some who say it is about what you …Read the Rest

The Degradation of Our Lives

The Degradation of Our Lives
February 20, 2015

Last night I was watching a rerun of I Love Lucy.  They had just moved into the house in the …Read the Rest

If This Is Any Example…We’re Screwed

If This Is Any Example…We’re Screwed
February 19, 2015

Unfortunately, in this crazy, mixed up world of ours, there are narratives one is no longer allowed to mention, such …Read the Rest

Mental Illness and Family Responsibility

Mental Illness and Family Responsibility
February 18, 2015

I am prefacing this post with the following: I never paid attention to the life story of Chris Kyle, until …Read the Rest

The Birth of a New Atheist Religion

The Birth of a New Atheist Religion
February 17, 2015

For the past few years, many of us who have serious problems with the abject worship of Ayn Rand and …Read the Rest

Buckling That Swash – Please?

Buckling That Swash – Please?
February 16, 2015

Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was …Read the Rest

Cruel & Unusual in Nikki Haley Land

Cruel & Unusual in Nikki Haley Land
February 15, 2015

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States forbids cruel and unusual punishment.  Someone needs to explain this …Read the Rest

Valentine’s Day – 1923

Valentine’s Day – 1923
February 14, 2015

My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day, in 1921.  My grandfather died in 1991.  My grandmother was buried on what …Read the Rest

The Acceptable New Hate

The Acceptable New Hate
February 13, 2015

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold …Read the Rest

Confessions of a Data Hog

Confessions of a Data Hog
February 12, 2015

Woe is me.  Once upon a time – last week, I had a working MacBook Pro 17″ with a 700GB …Read the Rest

A Special Place in Hell

A Special Place in Hell
February 11, 2015

Kayla Mueller has been confirmed dead.  Once again a promising young life has been cut short, on a fool’s errand …Read the Rest

Frying John Kerry’s Canadian Bacon

Frying John Kerry’s Canadian Bacon
February 10, 2015

By now it is rather obvious the only entities in the civilized world who want to arm the Ukrainians are …Read the Rest

Beware the Vampire Candidates

Beware the Vampire Candidates
February 9, 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside in the dark, another Vampire is expressing interesting in once …Read the Rest

It’s Dead, Jim

It’s Dead, Jim
February 8, 2015

The MacBook Pro died Friday night at midnight.  I’ve spent the past I don’t know how many hours updating the …Read the Rest

The Demon

The Demon
February 7, 2015

Anton Rubinstein wrote the opera, The Demon, in 1871.  It is based on a poem by Mikhail Lermontov.  Rubinstein, (no …Read the Rest

The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors

The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors
February 6, 2015

Having spent the past four years of my life dealing with my father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, and my mother …Read the Rest

ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths

ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths
February 5, 2015

They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned. In India, one bride is burned alive every hour, because of insufficient dowry.  …Read the Rest

The Return of Harper Lee

The Return of Harper Lee
February 4, 2015

It is every writer’s dream.  Just a few hours after the announcement of the publication date of your long-awaited second …Read the Rest

Measles: Why All the Anti Vax Hype?

Measles:  Why All the Anti Vax Hype?
February 3, 2015

The current outbreak of Ebola, which is finally tapering off, has a mortality rate of approximately 70%.  The same individuals …Read the Rest


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