When You Don’t Like Reality, Yell “Hoax!”

From the Boston Marathon Bombing to the Newtown massacre, from Climate Change all the way back to the Holocaust and beyond, if a certain mentality doesn’t like a certain reality, it was all “staged.” We recently marked the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. (Tsarnaev apologized! Did that kill … Continue reading

Taking Your Seat in the Sky

The powered parachute has been called the closest thing to bird-like flying that a human being can achieve. Beyond that it is perhaps the safest, easiest, and most affordable means of flying, bar none. On first glance the rig resembles a wheeled frame that looks a little like a go-cart. … Continue reading

Cheering Muslims A Trumped Up Charge

Since it happened several days ago, it’s probably well on its way to vanishing from the public memory. But regarding Donald Trump’s recent claim that he saw thousands and thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey as the World Trade Center pancaked to the ground, some thoughts come to mind. … Continue reading

A Christian-Muslim Clash of Civilizations? It’s Uncivilized.

As the storm clouds of hatred expand between the Christian and Muslim worlds (and others, but mainly those two) certain things seem important enough to write down. In a coffee shop, where I sit amongst a noisy crowd that probably contains some Christians and Muslims, and having just come from … Continue reading

“The Paradoxical Commandments” Still Stand

Apparently, exceptions can be found for virtually everything we accept as a rule. The latest example is a motivational poster with a message that actually is motivational, not to mention genuinely encouraging, moving, and insightful. Bear in mind that I am aware more than most people of the click-over point … Continue reading

You Should Read Safekeeping

I’ve never done a book review here before, apart from my own books, but this one has been on my mind. Since it is a debut novel from a promising author, let’s consider Safekeeping, by Jessamyn Hope. The title is good – short without being mundane. (How many books have … Continue reading

The Bummer of the Summer of Trump

I seriously thought that Donald Trump would be gone from the political stage after the collapse of the whole “birther” deal that he was pushing so hard at one time. But we haven’t heard a word about that particular saga in ages. Now, Trump is a “strong leader” – apparently … Continue reading

From Christine Jorgensen to Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner just topped the record for speediest amassing of one million Twitter followers, previously held by President Obama. Considering all she’s been through, let’s wish her well going forward. It will be much more interesting to see the reactions of the general public to her story as time goes … Continue reading

Dylann Storm Roof – Twerp From Hell

You have heard of the banality of evil, but rarely does it come complete with a bowl haircut. The perp (or twerp, to look at him) behind America’s latest gun rampage is living proof that larger-than-life atrocities can come from small packages, or small minds. Dylann Storm Roof was a … Continue reading