12/8/15 The Tediousness of Republishers

I admit it. I am hooked on social media just like so many others. There is a caveat for social media’s principals, though…I am beginning to see just how threadbare it is, and can see some daylight through the once heavy, formerly new cloth. Thanks to every one of you who share your music, your…

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…

10/6/15 Disinformed

I believe I’ve been disinformed. Having come to this realization, I am now trying to pinpoint the source of my disinformation. After initial review, it seems that locating an ultimate source is going to be rather difficult, if not impossible, there being so many sources of disinformation that they wind up supporting each other, increasing…

11/8/14 I Will Not Write About Politics

I keep telling myself that. I tell myself over and over. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics. I will not write about politics…. I chastise myself, delete two hours worth of political bullshit I struggled to write…

10/30/14 Blogless

Writing in my private journal, with fountain pen on paper, is definitely a low-tech, pleasurable experience. In my journal, I write about all the things I would not post here. You are likely mentioned in my journal, somewhere. Lately, I have felt compelled to write in my journal and not for publication. I have noticed…

My First Vote

[This was first published in 2007] In 1975 I turned 18 years old. Being the political animal I was (and still am) I immediately went and registered to vote, looking forward to casting my first vote as a member of the responsible member of the nation’s electorate. I intended to take this responsibility seriously. I…

7/23/14 Children on Parade

Is this politics? Please indulge me. Old sins easily beset us from time to time. Though I am extremely suspect of any statistics published by any UN agency, I will use them when I find them convenient. Doesn’t everyone like statistics that are convenient? I don’t have time to waste with inconvenient statistics. They don’t…

6/26/14 No Nasty Mississippi Politics Here!

I don’t write about politics. Here’s the thing I’m not going to actually say but sort of what I would say if I might say something, which I’m not, of course. Thad should have retired. Before his new 763rd term term is over, if he gets re-elected, his handlers will have to watch him like…

6/13/14 Fast and Furious

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. Wyatt Earp No! Not THAT Fast and Furious. Not the President’s and the Attorney General’s Fast and Furious. I told you I have foresworn politics, but had I not, I would write about it and several other things, too. And technically, I could write about it now and…

No Politics. Nope. I Will Not!

It has long since been determined that I must write. Unfortunately that does not always mean that I can come up with anything to write about. Sometimes, that is the hard part, particularly since I have half-heartedly foresworn politics. It may be a limitation I have set for myself that I cannot live up to.…