Pity the Poor?

We’ve all seen the pictures of America’s poor.  There is not one of us who hasn’t been touched by the photo of homeless child in dirty clothing crying because of supposed hunger pangs. Our emotional attachment to that child knows no political boundaries.  Sympathy for the poor is not something… Continue reading

Up In Smoke

A report from the Pentagon has just come down today and sent to Secretary of Defense Gates.  In this blue ribbon paper, it recommends that the US military ban smoking by military personnel. Now, let me just say that I hate cigarette smoke.  I smoked for a half-dozen years and… Continue reading


As we approach another 4th of July, I can’t think of a more appropriate endeavor than for each of us to read our Declaration of Independence.  It, along with our Constitution, the Magna Carta and the Bible, is one of the most important documents ever written. If you take yourself… Continue reading


“The sky is falling, the sky is falling.”  Cried Chicken Little. How quickly we adults forget the lessons of childhood.  The new crisis (that we should not let go to waste) is being foisted upon us with dire predictions of a global catastrophe.  Spurred on by an administration trying to… Continue reading