“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” ― Abraham Lincoln Disturbed by the … More Leadership in America
“Radio Free Everett” has a Cold War feel to it, wouldn’t you say? But with the advent of in home devices that anticipate our needs, cell phones that track our movements and televisions that now prompt us to watch certain shows, I am feeling that Orwell’s Big Brother is indeed watching us and he is … More Radio Free Everett
Consider if you will a Europe still dominated by fascist governments like Nazi Germany. Or a Pacific ocean where Imperial Japan remained the dominant force. Or a step further, what if communism had prevailed? In this podcast I take up the selfless heroes we remember at this time who made the way it is possible. … More Memorial Day is for the Fallen
Here is what President Reagan said at the Brandenburg Gate thirty years ago this June about the Berlin wall: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down … More Mr. Trump, Tear Down This Wall!
Democracy’s arm late. Much later than regimes run by strongmen. Because the rate of development of new war fighting aircraft in the 1930’s was a lot like the development of software in the last few decades; pre-war Britain saw lots of entrants to the market, few successes and a whole lot of loss due to … More Albatross of the Battle of Britain
When I was a kid the neighborhood left wing family included a couple of brothers who claimed that pot could not be made legal in the United States because the entire population would instantly become high. This has apparently become the case in Seattle. In Seattle the smell of that noxious weed is so regular … More Seattle: You Look Like Hell
I have maintained for a long time there is a flaw in the First Amendment. Anyone can start a church. One day in my practice, years ago now, a woman blew into my office to ask me to draft a settlement between her and her boyfriend about the custody of their 2 year old. Sort … More I’m A “Full” Christian
Among the self-help books the boomer generation found helpful, apparently, was titled Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. In 286 pages Dr. Grey explains the complex relationship of men and women in terms of planetary bodies, point systems and generalizing about how we react to stress. 7 million copies were sold including one … More Clients are Comets, Lawyers are Planets, Gravity is the Law