Better days are already here
August 24, 2016 The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school. more »»
To ID or not to ID?
August 24, 2016 Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. more »»
‘I am tired of Donald Trump’
August 23, 2016 I have a confession to make. I am tired of Donald Trump. At this point, November can’t come fast enough. If we could cancel September and October, I’d do so in a heartbeat. In this, I’m hardly alon. more »»
Learning the Right Lessons
August 23, 2016 The growing consensus among Democrats and Republicans in Washington and among people within the orbits of both the Clinton and Trump campaigns is that Hillary Clinton will be the next President. more »»
Corn dogs anyone?
August 21, 2016 Today I have corn dog recipes in honor of the Iowa State Fair. Corn Dogs 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying 8 candy-apple craft sticks 8 (2-ounce) hot dogs 1 c. more »»
When the cat’s away, robots get attacked
August 21, 2016 One of the supposed benefits of having cats is that they’re more-or-less supposed to take care of themselves. That’s what my cat salesman said, anyway. I think I was hoodwinked. more »»
Trump and Blacks
August 20, 2016 Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is... more »»
The price of powerlessness
August 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarme. more »»