Category Archives: personal musings

personal musings

Never Forget. Unless you already have.

Every year I reflect on my September 11th experience. Not that I don’t think about it the other 364 days of the year. But, on the 17th anniversary it’s at the forefront of my mind again. 16 years of reflection … Continue reading

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12 years ago

Apparently, 12 years ago this month I officially registered this account with WordPress. If 2006 seems pretty late in the grander scheme of my compiling my thoughts on line to have set up a WordPress account, well, you’re correct. If … Continue reading

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Individualism versus Tribalism

I was forwarded “Do Americans Know How Weird and Extreme Their Collapse is Getting? Even the Dark Ages Would Laugh at Where We’re Going” by umair haque. It’s a interesting thesis on the perceived downward spiral of the United States, … Continue reading

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Birth of a Nation

It actually is not all that humorous that people don’t understand the significance of July 4th in United States History. Since the days of email chain letters I’ve seen everything from it being treated as a proxy for Memorial Day, … Continue reading

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They came for the Republicans

They came for the party of Abraham Lincoln. A party rooted in the “classical liberalism” of the time and the ideas of the likes of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo and others. … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Night … the Caps have won the Cup

I’ve been waiting since the early 1990s for this moment and it’s here. It’s finally here. I don’t even know what emotion I’m supposed to express otherwise. Relief? Euphoria? It’s like experiencing decision paralyzed with so many possibilities. I do … Continue reading

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moar guns: the nra motto

Another day – another gun related death. In this case, another mass shooting by a white extremist. And, in a school, nonetheless. And, another platitude of “Thoughts and Prayers” Let me translate for you… Thoughts: “man, that NRA contribution money … Continue reading

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