A Christmas Meme

The West Virginia Blogger tagged me with a meme that simply requires that I answer some questions about Christmas and me. I can do that. Wrapping or gift bags? We don’t buy many gifts anymore, as a sort of a protest against commercialization. But those that we do buy, we wrap. I love to wrap! Real or artificial Tree? My … Continue reading

Wage Parity and the Lack Thereof

Inclusive of my rant day before yesterday against spoiled gangster athletes, I hate it when things get obviously, wackily out of control in society. Compensation falls into that category just now. Yes, I know, it is always a bit skewed towards famous people, but is has gotten well past the point of ridiculousness. It is having an increasingly negative effect … Continue reading

Idiots In Sports

In the news today, I see that Roger Clemons says he is upset about being named in the steroids scandal, Michael Vick says he is not the beast, and Jason Kidd is unhappy about being named in a lawsuit by a model that he allegedly groped. This is not too difficult, boys. Pull up a chair and just pay attention … Continue reading

Global Warming Urgency

Not long ago, maybe two or three years, there was a feeling that the issues around global warming were not the problem of the current generation. Our generation, and the ones immediately preceding it, had certainly caused the problem through the overuse of fossil fuels: gasoline, coal, natural gas, and so on. Eventually, that was going to cause a lot … Continue reading

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