The Fifth Season

Yesterday’s column was about the seasons, but I was just thinking then about the normal four seasons. You know, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. It would appear that my part of the central US is about to experience the fifth season: Ice. The “pink weather” phenomenon has become more common as global temperatures have increased. I do not recall having … Continue reading


It is difficult to believe in global warming when the weather is so cold and dank, but I will persevere. ;o) I have always been of two minds about the seasons. Each of them has its merits, and there is something of beauty about all of them. The rebirth of Spring, the green of Summer, the riot of Autumn colors, … Continue reading

The Electoral Circus – The Wannabe Kings

The 2008 election appears to be on cruise control. We have untenable candidates that say they are being unfairly ignored, even though they are being ignored because they are untenable candidates. We have Democrats sniping at Democrats, Republicans sniping at Republicans, and Democrats and Republicans sniping at each other. We have celebrities joining in the fun, clouding all the issues, … Continue reading

The Taste of Fear

I was sent an excellent column today by a friend. It was written By Tom Friedman and appeared in the New York Times, in the guise of an intelligence report to President Ahmadinejad of Iran. It is well worth reading in its entirety, and I hope that you do so. One of the things that it talks about is the … Continue reading

The Mortgage Boondoggle

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson indicated today that the U.S. government is hard at work putting together a program to help “struggling mortgage holders.” I have a question. Where the hell was Henry Paulson, his predecessors, and the rest of the supposed watchdogs in government when the mortgage lenders were granting loans that the borrowers were obviously going to be unable … Continue reading