The Chime Of Zen

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Walking along the outside wall, making my way past the store windows into the knife section, I came to a screeching halt.

Extemporaneous Observations INRE: “Social” Media

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Old enough to remember a world that was only connected by pen, paper & stamp, or rotary dial phones, I can assure the younger generations that "Social" Media has completely kicked the legs out...

So… I’ve Been Writing A Book

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As Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." I'm not aware, of course, that anyone actually suggested that I had swan dived" off this Mortal coil but I...

“Essential American Wisdom”: An Introduction

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Though certainly not a commercial success by any means, my journey in putting together my first novel - "Unwashed Philosophy: A User's Guide To Our Imperfect Union" - (available via Kindle through Amazon) put...

Killing Your Children

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A fairly well-known proverb, wrongly attributed to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says that "it takes a village to raise a child." Wikipedia (not always terribly reliable) tells us this quote originated somewhere...

Attempting The Overthrow Of A Free People

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In part III of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" published a few months prior to the Declaration of Independence, Paine made the observation that "a government which cannot preserve the peace, is no government at...

Retributive Injustice

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Before there were Kings, there was order and cooperation in pursuit of the shared goal of survival; small groups formed to sustain themselves, undertaking tasks according to individual merit, competence, and proven ability, in...