The High Cost of Selfishness in Society

I’ve just gotten home from work. Something happened tonight on the way home that upset me. I was driving along my city’s main north/south highway when I saw a car on the shoulder that was jacked up. It had a flat tire, I guess. Anyway, as I was driving by in one of the middle … Continue reading

School Size

There is another thing to think about when it comes to school shootings. This wouldn’t apply to mass shootings per se. That is that schools could be kept deliberately small. High schools could be kept large enough to have the opportunities available to students, such as shops that contain the sorts of machinery necessary to … Continue reading

Getting at the Root of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse By Addressing Parenting

I started a new thread on a subject board about this topic. Here’s what I said to start it off; I’ve been thinking about the #metoo thing lately. Originally it went after some obvious abusers. Then it began to go after some who may or may not have been guilty, like Garrison Keillor. It has … Continue reading

Your Sins are Forgiven

When I was going to the park today I chanced by the local video store. Yes, we still have one of those in my neighborhood. The front of the place is covered in movie adverts and other kinds of posters for upcoming concerts and events. There was also a marriage notice, for the gay owners … Continue reading

Conspiracy Everywhere

I like to read the comments posted after articles. Often, this tells me as much about the subject as anything the author might have said. This is especially so when articles are the equivalent of column fill. Sadly, this is increasingly the state of modern journalism in the face of the declining standards that poorer … Continue reading

What is Freedom?

I’m writing this in the aftermath of the vote in the UK to exit the European Union. This isn’t the only political act of separation that stirs the world these days. There are plenty of more minor examples of various regions in the world that all want some level of autonomy that rings better for … Continue reading

Build This Ship to Wreck

Yesterday I was stuck in traffic on the same stretch of road for the umpteenth time on my way to work. I have this problem every day that I have to use this way to get out of town and onto the freeway at this particular time. This time I felt more put upon than … Continue reading

By the Sweat of Your Brow

Recently, I started a second job. It involves using my car to deliver things. Unlike my other job, though, it does not involve a delivery route. Instead it is about delivering stats, rush orders, to a laboratory. So, yes, it is still in some way related to medical deliveries. Let me tell you about how … Continue reading

The State of Things

I’ve been looking on with wonder at the rate of police related problems that have occurred not just recently in America, but over time. I’ve already blogged about Michael Brown in another post, Speak to the Rock, so I won’t go into that, but there are some other instances that bear talking about, before we … Continue reading

The Apocalypse

I have to chuckle when I think about how much time I’ve spent worrying about the end of the world. From the time I was a teenager, no before that even, I was filled with the sense of it. It’s no wonder, really, back then we had the Cold War going on. Nuclear missiles were … Continue reading