Month: March 2017

So we’re all revved up about fake news churned out by Ruskies trying to get Trump elected. I’m sure that story will continue to unfold and will undoubtedly fuel a flood of more fake news. I have news for you. There is nothing new about fake news. Stand in the checkout line of most supermarkets […]

If there is one thing that makes us dumber than a dead carp and, at the same time, incites the worst in us, it is prejudice. Take this sequence of events. A 14-year-old boy from Chicago, visiting relatives in a small southern town one summer, accompanies his cousins to a country store for sodas and […]

Euphemism: A mild, indirect or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt or offensive. Jargon: The specialized language of a trade, profession or similar group when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders. There has been a lot of talk about the term “alternative facts” lately, an improvised way of saying, “You have […]

I’m not sure what a conservative is anymore. I grew up among conservatives and I was a conservative myself, even as a long-haired college student. I went off to a war that many people my age were protesting because I felt it was my duty to support my country and the fundamental freedoms I got […]