8/14/17 Moral Preening

PREEN…….verb (of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak. “reed buntings preened at the pool’s edge.” with object “the pigeon preened her feathers” also preen oneself (of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance.‘adolescents preening in their bedroom mirrors’ also preen oneself Congratulate or pride…

1/31/17 The New Jacksonianism

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.     Andrew Jackson I have studied Andrew Jackson and his rise to political greatness, his strengths, his weaknesses, his thin-skinned…

12/7/15 Slow to Wrath

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Proverbs 14:29 Lately, world events have the wrath level cranked up to new levels: some indignant over events, others indignant over reponses to the events, and even more seemingly indignant over issues peripheral to events, as…

6/27/15 Opinion about Recent Opinions

As of late, with monumental Supreme Court ruling opinions and dissenting opinions, there is an over-abundance both of reasons to opine and opinions themselves. They flit about like gnats on a windless summer night; aggravating, most are too small to successfully swat, leaving one with no sense of satisfaction like one might feel upon seeing…

Can’t Do It Here

I have been given wise advice by several internet savvy folks. “Allow unrestricted comments on your blog and you will have more readers,” they tell me. I think I’ll pass, again. I don’t want comments on my blog. I think about what I write before I write it. Anyone can send me an e-mail in…

12/13/13 Inundated by the Banal

In this information age, we are inundated by the banal. Sometimes, we are overtaken by it, caught up in it, and pretend we are wrestling with monumental human issues, when we are actually being divided to the point of being the exalted potentate of our own individual fiefdom. We have become the kings of our…

12/5/13 Published Opinion vs. Public Opinion

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion. Winston Churchill   Opinions are like love bugs on a humid July evening. They flit about aimlessly on their brief amorous adventures, only to find themselves mashed against your windshield about the same time they find a mate. I don’t think anything…