Editorial Category

A hierarchy of creeds

Some philosophies are better than others. Some creeds provide the higher good for the greatest number. Not all things are equal or even equivalent. And this is not a zero-sum life. Some people are givers, others takers. Or maybe it could be said that some are all about I and others We. Some people have an open heart, […]

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Fouls come home to roost

It’s déjà-vu all over again: Pat Buchanan vs Eugene McCarthy.  And the powerful appeal to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with the primitive emotions of fear and anger at its base is crowding out common sense and prudence. I am going to be blunt and hope we can handle it here as it is just too important to ignore […]

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ThIS IS a plan

“It’s better to be strong and wrong, than right and weak.” Do you agree? It seems to be the primary message of extremists all around the world, Trump among them. If you listen to talk radio in this country, you are likely hear vociferous support for the new brand of fascism that Donald Trump is promoting […]

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Glimpsing the future

Word Press is constantly changing.  So is Flickr.  Some of these tweaks are improvements and others have just been silly and annoying.  This week, WP tells me that you, my treasured community, like it best when I post on Fridays at 9 am Pacific time.  OK! I hear you and your wish is my command. […]

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Iraqional exuberance

Well, my recent return to Twitterdom is already sparking new screeds.  Liz Sly of the Washington Post recently tweeted from the Middle East in essence that there is no one there that isn’t scared to death, totally confused, and utterly depressed. I don’t want to appear glib or flip here, by this title.  This is a deadly […]

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