An election prediction

An election prediction

Nov 07

A lot has been said going about the upcoming Presidential election on November 8th.  A lot has been said about what will happen if this candidate or that candidate gets elected.  I thought I’d take a few moments to make some predictions about what will happen after the election. First, the candidate I voted for will not win.  I know this and I’m perfectly comfortable with it.  I won’t...

Dinner is served: a parable of sorts

Dinner is served: a parable of sorts

Oct 19

Once upon a time, there was a city with only a single restaurant.  Everybody in the city ate at the same restaurant. A lady had recently moved to the city and was attending her first dinner at the restaurant.  She was seated at a nice table and handed a fancy menu.  She was surprised when she saw that there were only two items on the menu:  raw fish or raw steak.  She looked around to see if...

The truth that the media won’t tell you

The truth that the media won’t tell you

Oct 17

Let’s pretend for a minute that I decided to make money from this blog by selling advertising space.  What do you think would primarily determine how much money I’m able to make from advertising? Probably the number of people who read and share my posts, right?  The more people who follow my blog, the more attractive it becomes for advertisers because more people are likely to see their...

Feeding the fire

Feeding the fire

Oct 14

Let’s pretend that I punched you in the face. Now suppose that you punch me in the face in response. Who is wrong? I suspect you’ll say that we both are.  I agree.  Nobody should get punched in the face.  Ever.  And yet it still happens.  While it disturbs me that this still happens, I’m far more disturbed by the way we respond when things like this happen. It seems that more often...

Good guys and bad guys

Good guys and bad guys

Sep 28

It seems like a lifetime ago, but in that other life I was once a telemarketer. At the time, I was estranged from my wife, but we were both living with her parents.  I was trying to pay bills, trying to mend my marriage, and I took the first job I could get. Every evening, my wife and her mother would take turns telling me what a miserable human being I was.  The next morning I would get up and...

Here there be monsters

Here there be monsters

Sep 12

When I was a child, I used to be afraid of monsters in the dark. There were times that I could feel the monster under my bed.  I could sense the claw reaching up from underneath to grab my ankle.  Thankfully, it couldn’t grab my ankle as long as I had my blanket tucked around my foot.  My blanket was like a force field, protecting me from the monsters in the dark. My father attempted to help...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Jul 14

I don’t know how else to begin this than with my confession:  I’m racist. I really wish that I could tap into your mind right now and see what images and thoughts are going on in there.  Some readers may think I’m joking, that this is some kind of stunt.  It isn’t.  Some readers are going to think that this is some kind of liberal progressivism where it’s trendy to say you’re...

Pi

Pi

May 09

A dear friend of mine emailed me to let me know that the number we call “Pi” has been updated to the 10 Trillionth decimal place, meaning that “3.14 is just a PIECE of Pi.”  I find puns like this highly entertaining and I’m grateful for my friends who share that sense of humor.  Not even a week ago, another friend of mine shared the ringtone on his phone, which was essentially someone...