1/9/18 Healthy Eating in a Gluten-Laden World

Gluten. It lurks like criminals out to do you harm. It invades like the flu virus, wasting your body and leaving it an empty hull. It’s like the 11-inch long ascaris roundworm parasites found in the digestive system of the recent North Korean soldier who defected under fire, or the hundreds of bullets his comrades…

12/31/17 Cold New Year’s Eve

It’s cold. It’s been colder, but it sure is cold now and bound to get even more so. As a rule, I like cold weather. While temperature is observable and recordable as a matter of fact, cold is relative. My Mississippi raising has conditioned me to use the word cold whenever the temperature drops below…

12/28/17 Militant Christian Vegans

O Lord, protect us from militant vegans. From time to time I am forced to write about this. Lots of folks are vegetarians; some of them are vegans. Lots of folks, from their perception of living a healthy lifestyle, or from pressures of their own conscience, are vegans. I am all for them and support…

12/27/17 Transparency in the New Year

We have heard the word transparency a lot for the last near decade. We mostly hear it from government upper-echelon apparatchiks. They spend a lot of air time trying to assure us of their transparency and desire for more. Their transparency, they tell us, is a sign of their dedication to the good of the…

12/13/17 No Moore, No Less

Probably the best gift that the voters of the State of Alabama could have given the GOP was the election of Doug Jones (D) to fill the Senate vacancy left by Jeff Sessions, who resigned to become US Attorney General. Roy Moore would have been an albatross, an injured one, a broken-winged one, or perhaps…

11/24/17 Expectations

I started yesterday’s Thanksgiving Day with expectations. I woke up with them. I had expectations for a good night’s sleep on Thanksgiving eve. Not realizing that particular expectation, I got to watching documentaries on YouTube. I have had, as of late, a keen interest in India’s poor and the Hindu caste system which contributes so…