The Homecoming

  The airport was especially crowded. Parents were waiting to pick up their college kids for Thanksgiving break. Alyona waited for her youngest daughter Sophia. She checked the flight information screen. The flight was on time but the plane was sitting on the tarmac waiting for a gate. When the plane finally pulled up and…

Just Juxtaposing

  “Good evening.  From our National News Desk, our top story tonight…” “A 5-year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado, to Southeast Elementary School.” “The girl’s mother said she was shocked when she got a call from the school telling…

Authoritarians at the Gate

  The honoring of power over reason is that which makes one an authoritarian. For the Authoritarian, power is more important than laws. Laws become whatever Authoritarians impose on others. Authoritarians are far more likely to exhibit “sloppy reasoning, highly-compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and — to top it all off —…

What On Earth Day Are You Doing?

  What On Earth Day Are You Doing? Well, I am reading climate change science fantasy… Climate Change Is Killing People in Houston. Meanwhile, Texas Is Full of Climate Skeptics And its redaction by truth… Climate FAIL Files A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax And… I am wondering why my tax dollars are being…

I’m Getting Over Sentimental, And You?

As we head into the New Year let’s take a moment to not look back…   Sentimentality is that taskmaster which keeps us longing for the leeks and garlic of Egypt, the known-knowns of past life, up to and including slavery.  Sentimentality is gate keeper to the past, fending off reality to preserve sugar-plum memories.  Sentimentality…