How do you Solve a Problem Like the President?

At least France did not repeat the mistake of the United States. The winner of their presidential election is Emmanuel Macron, a young centrist who seems reasonable, in stark contrast to his opponent, Marine Le Pen. Macron will likely have to pull together a coalition from the other parties in order to govern effectively, according... Continue Reading →

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Rushing America into War

We are in the midst of an investigation of Russia's apparent meddling in America's electoral process. Do we need a war to distract us?

Changing, Rearranging

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and... Continue Reading →

Crooked Trump Steals the Show

I am peeved that I have to address this matter again. I had so hoped that crooked Trump—excuse me, President-elect Donald J. crooked Trump—would by now be relegated to the status of an embarrassing piece of history. Nope. He won, not by an Electoral landslide, as said Reinhold "Reince" Priebus, but by a technicality. He... Continue Reading →

Trump is Not a Flawed Candidate

Contrary to what you may have heard, Donald Trump is not a flawed candidate for president of the United States of America. All the others who are or have been in the race are flawed candidates, to one degree or another, but Trump is not. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying he's a good... Continue Reading →

Arctic Ice Update 2016

This is my fourth annual Arctic ice update. Once in a while, we pass a new milestone in our race to destroy our environment. The year 2012 was such a time, when the Arctic sea ice reached a record low extent. This year, things are getting a little crazy, probably due to the influence of... Continue Reading →

Clear Thinking in Four Easy Steps

I ran across this graphic from a paper called Character and Leadership: Situating Servant Leadership in A Proposed Virtues Framework, co-authored by Jim Lanctot and Dr. Justin Irving. Something about it immediately tingled my "clear thinking sense" (like Spidey sense, but more cerebral), so of course I had to investigate. The paper itself, I discovered,... Continue Reading →

Harmless Church

Recently I had a dream. It started suitably nuts, as one might expect. I was driving an impossible vehicle, something like a giant geometric shape (triangle or trapezoid?), and having the usual traffic tie-ups, getting lost and so forth. I ended up driving down an offramp, through an archway and into the interior of a... Continue Reading →

Everyone Should Get Their Own Bathroom

Is that the solution to the pressing problem of transsexuals using public bathrooms? Perhaps first we should ask whether there is a problem. Many of the "religious freedom" bills being pushed through in several states address this very issue, whether needed or not. Mississippi's HB 1523 does indeed preserve the right of religious organizations and... Continue Reading →

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