We Are Awesome!

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, (aka the CIA Torture Report) and it’s generated a little controversy. And, by “a little controversy”, I mean “people have lost their damn minds”. Liberals are up in arms because officials and agents of the United States […]

Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

A Changed Man

Yesterday was a pretty good day. The weather was nice, I got spend some unexpected time with Diana and, I got to hang out with my brother from another mother, Hugh Hollowell. It was, for us, a remarkably focused conversation. We both have just the tiniest touch of ADD (each of us combined having the […]

No Violence, Please

For all the hoopla about the United States being a Christian nation, we’re not acting like it. We are still embroiled in a war in Afghanistan and the possibility exists that we may similarly be caught up in Iran. I’ve seen two quotations lately that drove this point home. The first is from Mahatma Gandhi, […]

It’s Finally Here!!!

Election Day, that is and thank God for that. This election cycle has been contentious, nasty, filled with lies and half-truths and interminably long. But, it’s also an extremely important one. The two major candidates have extremely different views about how things should be run and whichever of them wins, those views will have a […]

Love Your Enemies

I’m sure we all know about Alec Baldwin’s meltdown on an American Airlines flight last week.  Now, because of that, the American Airlines flight attendants union is attempting to have Baldwin’s show, 30 Rock, banned from any AA flights.  Now, you might be wondering what any of this has to do with my normal fare, but the […]