It’s is now official, I sail on the stormy seas of digital media: I am a Podcaster. I set out from the safe port of anonymity to have my say in the tempest of public discourse. In about 10 minutes this introduction tells the listener why I dove into this water and what I hope … More Comes a Podcast
When the results of Tuesday’s election for President became known, after getting over my shock, I immediately began to think of ways the new President would ride roughshod over the Constitution. I felt at some point patriotic Americans would have to rise to the occasion and demand adherence to the Rule of Law. I am … More We Here Therefore Highly Resolve
Perhaps the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt gave us the term “denial” as they lived next to “De Nile”. Think Tutankhamen and how he tried to take it with him. Many are in “De Nile” that there is a date upon which we simply leave this earth and all we have accumulated behind. Sorry, no exemptions. I have … More You Can’t Take It With You; Living along De Nile
People said John Lester , native of Tacoma Washington, was throwing his career away when he agreed to be traded to the Cubs. Apparently not.
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” John Adams April 15th, 1814. I awoke this morning to find the British have done just that. For a long time I have postulated the American Revolution was a mistake, we would have been … More Democratic Suicide
The law is a jealous mistress. Carrying her battle flag requires both hands. She keeps my fingers on this keyboard rather than a fretboard. I bought my banjo back when the kids were still in school and I was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar van. Now the kids are grown, the last one left school … More Battle Flags, Ball Points, and Banjos
JANUARY 2016 UPDATE: The Raccoon’s have occupied Ballard and have learned how to defeat the latch that is supposed to hold secure the food scraps we are instructed to save for some Green Reason. A neighbor has literally seen this happen, and all his extra effort to secure his bin has failed. Wednesday night as … More Garbage Cops: Seattle