Google Star Trek and a whole world, or should I say worlds, open up. I had no idea one could sign up to be a Klingon, a member of the Borg Collective, or a member of the Federation and be assigned an e mail address that marks the earthling for ever as something else. There … More Be Your Own Klingon
My stepdaughter has recently received her Ph.d from the University of Nottingham and has been hired there as a lecturer. Her boyfriend, a Mr. Higgins, yes that is his real name, has posed to me the seemingly trite question many educated Britons ask, “Why can’t the English speak English?” as if we are in the … More Why Can’t the English Speak English?
A bus passes me on the commute with a marquee advertisement on the side referencing this years edition of Disney on Ice: “Lets Celebrate”. I asked myself what if Disney really is on ice? It turns out persistent rumors circulate that he had himself frozen immediately after death, perhaps for a second chance at life. … More Disney on Ice?
When under stress we are bound to say anything to save our skins. Take this guy. Supposed to be King of the Forest; Not Prince, Not Duke, Not Earl. Instead he is a ‘fraidy cat. Sold his soul for temporary relief.
On the main street in my hometown of Everett Washington, a WSU Cougar store has opened selling all things Cougar. I am not surprised. I grew up in Everett but was treated as a foreigner due to the Oregon Ducks sweatshirt I was issued by my parents, as that is where they met, Eugene. Starting … More Cougar Town
The Seattle School Board asked Christopher Columbus to meet with them in executive session: So Chris, may I call you Chris? I hate to break it to you but modern history will be taught to hold you accountable for the power structures that you brought with you to the New World, and existed more or … More Columbus Gets A Raw Deal
There is a publication that comes to me unsolicited called Super Lawyers. I know some of the people featured there and they seem perfectly ordinary to me, one might say mild mannered. But perhaps when they hear the cry of the client needing legal assistance, they leap into a phone booth, peel off their civilian … More Lawyers with SuperPowers
My daughter works inside the beltway of Washington D.C. She tries to make it better, really. But factors get in her way. Sometimes she comes across a madness that seems to reflect a need to present a front to the media. Talking heads seem to lead to a poll, which seem to lead to remarkable … More Governance of the Country