Whip My Hair (A Pandemic Response)

You know that graphically enhanced picture of me that greets you when you link to my blog?  Well, I do not look like that anymore. You see, due to several constraints (we have an immune-compromised member of the family, I have a history of upper respiratory infections that are not mild, our children are thankfully … Continue reading Whip My Hair (A Pandemic Response)

The Worst Thing About Growing Older

The worst thing about growing older is not the loss of physical capabilities, though that is a pain in the ass, and the knees, shoulders, and ankles.  Though bothersome, the increasing numbers of food items that cause raging indigestion are not the worst thing about growing older either.  Neither is diminishing eyesight, hearing, tolerance for … Continue reading The Worst Thing About Growing Older

Fun With Math: Our Obsession With the Rich

By now you have probably read, skimmed, or at least seen the headlines about ProPublica’s ProPublica’s huge expose regarding how the wealthiest Americans are not paying their fair share of income tax. (see: The Secret IRS Files: Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how wealthiest avoid income tax.) I am going to argue that, while ProPublica’s … Continue reading Fun With Math: Our Obsession With the Rich

Letter To The Editor

A bit of background. Our small Village, following the Governor's actions, established a mask mandate for indoor activity at commercial and public indoor areas in the village. Two businesses, owned by the same family, decided to post "please remove your mask" signs in the entrances to their establishments and actively derided the Governor's and Village … Continue reading Letter To The Editor

We Got Trouble, Right Here In Your City

Friends, either you're closing your eyesTo a situation you do not wish to acknowledgeOr you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicatedBy the presence of this thinking in your community Well, we got trouble, my friend, right hereI say, trouble right here in these United States* *With abject apologies to Meredith Wilson, Robert … Continue reading We Got Trouble, Right Here In Your City