Oh Boy, Columbus Day!

It appears the name of the holiday we’re presently celebrating has been changed to “Be A Condescending Dick Day” and no one bothered to let me know. Sorry if that comes off a little rough, but I am so over all the Columbus Day bullshit some of my progressive friends have throwing up on social […]

Veteran’s Day 2014

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and, just like always, I was inundated with “support the troops” pictures, posts and other such nonsense. Yes, I said “nonsense”. It’s nonsense because the phrase “support the troops” doesn’t mean a damn thing. As Noam Chomsky said “…the point of public relations slogans like “Support Our Troops” is that they […]

Veterans Day 2013

It’s November 11 and, of course, that means it’s Veterans Day. It’s a day we’ve set aside to honor all the men and women who have served, and are still serving, in our armed forces. The history of this holiday dates back to 1918 and the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world […]

A Mother’s Day Tale

I have written about my father and grandfathers, but I’ve never told you much about my mother. Since it’s Mother’s Day, it seems fitting that I remedy that fact today. Born toward the end of the Great Depression in Greensboro, NC to Ronald and Della Steele, my mother’s early years were spent in the mill village […]