ATT’N VOTERS & NON-VOTERS: “Democracy in Chains” Is a MUST READ

Get it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2umyLV2 Here, in an understandable, easy-to-read form, is the hidden history of how we got this close to unconquerable oligarchy without being made any the wiser.   Here is how a cadre of individuals, working behind closed doors (because they knew their goals were anathema to the vast majority of the…

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A Rant About Rants…

As an inveterate reader, I read a lot of public commentary that follows online articles: political articles, self-help articles, opinion pieces, posed questions and answers on Quora, you name it. And one thing I’ve noticed is the pandemic of mean-spirited, condescending comments, even on articles that are about as noncontroversial as they come.   This…

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Guy Stuff is Better and/or Less Expensive

A couple years ago I read that most goods and products for men–of the goods and products that both men and women use–is better quality and/or less expensive. Since then, I’ve been comparing prices (and marketing tactics) and usually settling for guy stuff.   Of course, I should’ve been shopping for guy stuff all along…

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Joe Kennedy III Nails It!

  I so wish Robert F. Kennedy were here today (for scores of reasons, including the fact that our history since 1968 would have been very different and far better, but also…) to see how his grandson is standing up for the American people with the same compassion and forthright statements.   Bobby stood up…

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Riding Bikes Again

Lisa and I have ridden our bikes 45 miles this week, 15 miles at a time, up on the Orting Trail. This is the first time I tried again since having the DVT and PE’s last year, so I was a little hesitant, wondering if I’d be able to do it. Not a problem!  …

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Hurray! It’s Tacoma Pride Day!

Oh…my…gosh! It has been a very long time since I’ve had a more enjoyable time than I did today.   Lisa and I traveled to downtown Tacoma to take in Tacoma Pride Day to support the event and check out the wares. (I also took nine copies of Womb Man:How I Survived Growing Up in…

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Digging Myself Out of a Depression

As a social justice progressive, I find the present federal administration–the POTUS, his administration, and his cohorts in the Congress–abhorrent to the max.   As a Bible scholar, I am reminded of the age of kings: the good kings and the bad kings, the united kingdom and the divided kingdom.   And I recall that,…

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Two Recent Womb Man Readers/Friends Have Called Me Brave

In two separate emails today, well-known Star Trek fans (and dear friends) Janet Wicks and Melinda G. Kettler have called me brave for publishing Womb Man: How I Survived Growing Up in a Booby-Trapped World. Published reviews have used the same term, or courage/courageous.   How I wish I could take credit in this regard,…

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I Hate Bullies

  I’m depressed. I can’t shake the feeling that bullies are running–and ruining–the world.   The danger lies is normalizing bullying–making it the “go to” reaction every time a disagreement comes up.   The term civilization itself demands civility. We aren’t civilized when getting at each other’s throats becomes the default response to disagreement or…

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Announcing My Scholastic Books/Book Fairs Association…and More

Recently I was given permission to announce my professional association with Scholastic Books/Scholastic Book Fairs. I’ve been writing, editing and enhancing copy (internal and external) for them for three years now. It is a delightful association. They understand the value of great copy and content and I know, personally, what a huge difference they’ve made…

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