Sean Connery, the actor who played the original Bond passed away this week. Iconic both in fiction and real life, to me he represents a defender of all we embrace in liberal democracy as something to be protected in an age when authoritarian governments appear to be on the rise everywhere. When I say “liberal … More His name was Bond, James Bond
I thought I was terribly clever thinking about this Steely Dan song from my youth when ever I thought about the pandemic. Of course, there are those who are more clever, and certainly talented. So here something better than I could possibly have created. Right, we can’t dance together. Say it again.
At the end of February 2020 Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State issued Proclamation 20-05, which reported as of then there were over 85,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and 66 in the United States. As of today there are more than ten times that number worldwide and over 80,000 in the United States. Seattle is … More Pestilence and Death, Famine and Destruction
Perhaps it was an ordinary Tuesday when David got up and walked around his roof and spied Bathsheba bathing. The worst of human nature takes over, according the the Second Book of Samuel, and as that nature took its course the sinfulness of man became manifest; he sent for her. Later Bathsheba announced she was … More The Old Testament Was A Tough Neighborhood
So we now finally have to take up Mr. Trumps campaign promise to build a wall on our southern border. Of course this has been tried before. The Ming Dynasty put considerable effort into precluding the Mongol hordes from running roughshod over their social services and food banks, or whatever it is Mr. Trump worries … More Walleyed: The Great Wall of Mexico
Most of the time we go through life, day in day out, not thinking at all about the Big Questions or whether there is an end to all of this. Then one day the question is called. And you have to ask yourself; what have I achieved? While hospitalized this spring with a serious infection … More The Hero with the 1000 Cases