The Man Who Would Be King

One of my favorite movies of all-time and an apt descriptor for King James, aka Lebron James, professional basketball star. Lebron is approaching the all-time NBA scoring record held by the much-revered Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Lebron is supposed to be here. He was anointed at age 16 and has pretty much lived up to theContinue reading “The Man Who Would Be King”

I Thought I Heard it All

Keystone. Car 54 Where are you? Uvalde. The police shot and killed a double amputee. Not the athletic, mobile type running on two prosthetic limbs. No. Stumps. He was trying to run away on his stumps. They caught him by walking. He did, however, have a butcher knife he was wielding, so, according to theContinue reading “I Thought I Heard it All”

TANSTAAFL

Now that all ECON majors have joined the party, this has absolutely nothing to do with economics. However, if you are a good economics student, a true believer, you will come right back and tell me that everything has to do with economics. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch is simply theContinue reading “TANSTAAFL”

Such Sweet Sorrow

I am terrible at goodbyes. Gangbusters with “hello’s” but “goodbyes” hurt too much. At the handful of funerals I have attended, I refuse to look at the human mannequin on display in the thousand-dollar casket as woeful hymns and the smell of fresh flowers permeate everything. I prefer to think of the living person andContinue reading “Such Sweet Sorrow”

And The Beat Goes On…

Another child has left this world without getting a chance to live their life first. Shot down in Houston, Texas, a five year-old boy was killed. By an eight year-old boy. I wonder if the kid had led a rough street life of crime, if he had a lengthy rap sheet, or he was justContinue reading “And The Beat Goes On…”

Perspectives

This oughta be fun. The family that took in South Korean tourists during the recent deadly snowstorm in upstate New York should make every TRUE American proud to be one.. In a time when everyone and everything is suspect, trust and compassion won out and the world, for just one second in time, became closer.Continue reading “Perspectives”

I Hate to Say It, but…

Did I not say it was going to be a rough go of it travelling this holiday season? I actually feel bad for being so right. All you see on the news is the pariah they are making out of Southwest Airlines for their volatile cancellation fiasco that saw 90% of ALL US flight cancellationsContinue reading “I Hate to Say It, but…”

Octagon

“Two women enter, one woman leave.” Entering first is that scrappy little gun rights activist Lauren Boebert from Colorado. Behind her, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the only woman on planet Earth past or present, that can make Sarah Palin look like a brilliant orator. Both staunch MAGA Republicans, the press, who has nothing better to doContinue reading “Octagon”

Just to be Clear

Enough with wild animals eating children. This time, an alligator was the guilty party. Once again, I am horrified and piteous of the parents of the eight-year old boy. To see the creature float lazily away downriver with the lifeless (God, tell me he was lifeless) body of their son is the stuff of lifelongContinue reading “Just to be Clear”

News Makers

Used to be the news stations would report the news. Then came the insidious VNR’s and the news was now not what it is, but what the news stations want you to think it is. Colored by whatever political affiliations and agendas, news is now identified as “red” or “blue.” Either way, a load ofContinue reading “News Makers”