So what if Donald Trump doctored a picture with a Sharpie? So what if the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) instructed its scientists not to contradict Trump in his assertion that Alabama was indeed threatened by hurricane Dorian when he claimed it was? This was a trivial action by a vain and stupid man … Continue reading For the Want of a Nail
In May, I ran into someone at the local dog park who I hadn’t seen since right after the 2016 election. A libertarian of the Ayn Rand sort, he’s got a political-science PhD but doesn’t teach. I’m not sure how he makes a living. We greeted each other politely. I didn’t want to bring up … Continue reading Is Doing a Joebiden Our Only Option?
When I was 16, I had a summer job waiting tables in a fancy hotel. One day, the waiter with the greatest seniority dropped a tray in the middle of the dining room. I ran over and started to help clean up. He stepped over to the manager, who can come into the room, alerted … Continue reading Clean-Up and Responsibility
Last summer, waiting to visit the submarine Growler at the Intrepid museum on the Hudson River, I watched a video on the development of the submarine. Included was discussion of Confederate submarines during the Civil War with a reference to one of the developers as a "patriot." I thought that odd: where else would someone in open … Continue reading Just Who Won the Civil War, Anyhow?