Upside Down

U.S. flag in distress

I feel like our nation has gone crazy.

This week, our President changed his stance three times on regard to a terror attack committed by a nazi sympathizer, eventually settling on it being the fault of both Nazis and the …

Charlottesville

Car hitting protestors in Charlottesville

The events in Charlottesville yesterday and today are not the fault of the President.  He is, though, at least partially responsible for the environment.  He has flirted with white nationalists and various other hate groups.  It is the final, most …

The Cancer of Linking Poverty to Morality

TLDR:  Poverty is a moral failing of the affluent, not the poverty-stricken.


I’ve thought about writing this post for months.  I’ve thought about it regarding education.  Health care.  Criminal justice.  Really, it’s about our nation, the ‘western’ world, and the …

The Two Tiny Changes the ACA Needs

There are two things the ACA has failed at, and they are almost inextricably linked.

The first is addressing the very basic health needs of young Americans, who rightfully feel like more is being asked of them, even as they …

Ethical Quandry

I’ll make this quick…

Why am I worried about potential ethics issues regarding our incoming President?

  1. Because he is being so tight with the information concerning his holdings and his plans in regard to them.
  2. Because his reluctance to distance

Sound of Silence

While I’ve been inevitably active on social media, I have not posted anything in this space since the election.  I have maybe a half-dozen aborted posts lurking, but I was unable to carry any of them to term. I’ve felt …

The Great Debate

Here goes:

Trump:  Punitive taxes on companies that leave the USA.  He talks about jobs leaving the country- specifically calls out the Ford plant going to Mexico, the desolation of Michigan and Ohio.  Says he’ll cut business taxes from 35% …

George Washington Weeps

I’ve been reading a book about achieving excellence.  The author references various qualities perceived to be soft, which are actually hard to master, but are nonetheless invaluable.

One early bit that has caught my attention is George Washington’s focus on …