It’s Your Age

For everyone who has heard “It’s your age,” this article is for you. I have reached the age when this diagnosis has been applied to whatever thing I might be grumbling about. I must explain, though, that this conclusion has not come from my doctor. She is very […]

Autumn Leaves, Tenderly

My walk today was delightful. The sky was blue, the air was crisp, and the autumn leaves fluttered in the breeze. It reminded me of the words from the Nat King Cole song, Tenderly. “The evening breeze caressed the trees, tenderly.” My walk was at noon, not evening, […]

The Unregulated Militia

America does not need a well-regulated militia in order to secure a free state, and even if it did, the people waving guns around and shooting them at strangers don’t even come close to filling that bill. America does have a well-regulated army, navy, air force, and coast […]

Ooh, Aah, and Wha?

The Epcor Tower on 101 Street has a magnificent foyer and in that foyer are several pieces of art.  As soon as you walk through the main doors you are confronted with a huge, 7,200 lbs sculpture of a grizzly bear eating salmon. It is quite splendid. Then, […]

My Kind of Socialism

When the comedian Colin Quinn said “Never trust a socialist with a summer home,” I laughed. It’s a good joke. But, I am a socialist with a winter home, which amounts to the same thing, so that joke got me thinking about my kind of socialism. I learned […]