What a dork! Off to the Junior Prom in the mid-1970’s, he has his whole life ahead of him, believing everyone more or less lives by the same template; get an education, find a girl, marry, then settle down raise children. Repeat in the next generation. With this presumption on board I got to college, … More American Pie- Fair Comment
It’s a random war without front lines. All of us are soldiers. At stake is liberal democracy and our way of life. What is it Mel Gibson said in Braveheart? “They can take our land but they cannot take our freedom”. Today it is the other way around, they cannot take our land, but they … More Manchester. United.
Our children, it seems, face greater hurdles than they have in the past, and the hurdles are spaced closer together than ever before. I asked my long time associate and local clinical physiologist Dr. Barry Nyman Ph.d. into the studio to reflect on his long career and his impressions on where we have been as … More The Dr. Barry Nyman PhD Interview
My children grew up in Lynnwood, Washington. I am afraid it didn’t have the same epic warm feeling to it as Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It. Lynnwood is not Montana and there is no fly fishing there. By the time I heard lawyer Jeff Tolman of Poulsbo Washington tell us he had driven … More Lynnwood; Where My Children Were Raised: A Freeway Runs Through It
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
Tell Donald Trump I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am angry and I do not know why, but I suspect it has a lot to do with television. I am tired of the veiwing. Our favorite series are killed; Gilligan’s Island is dead, Star Trek is cancelled. Seinfeld … More I Will Watch Television No More, Forever
In the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey a computer takes over a spacecraft and tries to slay the astronauts so they would not, due to the human inherent proclivity to err, jeopardize the mission. His name was Hal 2000. Overnight, without my permission the very large software company across the lake installed Windows 10 on … More Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal
The Whole Foods checker and her bagging clerk talk to each other as if I am not standing there. One says to the other “When we get done with ‘this one’ ” referring to me. She then goes on to describe what task they have before them next. It was an existentialist experience. I am … More When We Get Done With This One
Up to the Maple Leaf country… Up to the land of the puck… Goes the expatriated American… Running from Donald Trump… Some go to Vancouver… Called by the lure of the sea… Some of them are dress up like cowboys.. And end up in Calgary… Late night you will find them.. Hiding out in Saskatchewan.. … More Up to the Maple Leaf Country ( Banana Rebublics )
I grew up in a village called Immaculate Conception Parish in the 1960’s. We had a fundamental narrative about how life was supposed to be, where your place in the universe was, and a sense of right and wrong. Ultimately this was shattered by a remarkably critical world that tossed that narrative aside without much thought and … More But it is 1978!