I’ve been going to the same dentist for many years. In fact my dentist and I only lived a block apart when we were growing up. Our parents were friends and we knew each other’s brothers and si…

Do you remember when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show? Of course you don’t. You are much to young for that. If you do remember that, welcome to geezer Ville.

Imagine a family of six people coming to your house. They knock on the door. They look tired, frail, dirty and very hungry. They are desperate. Two of the six people are under six years old. T…

"I’m a small business owner," someone identified as "Andy" writes to syndicated advice columnists J.T. and Dale, "and I can’t believe how many people just don’t want to work anymore. ... my bu…

All people are talking about science. What a subject. It seems like science is covering a lot of ground these days. Everything from solar energy, health issues or societal changes seemed to be…

We all may have some issues with the past. Past problems, past mistakes, past sins, past decisions and past ignorance. We live and we learn if we are fortunate enough to live. Sadly, too many …

On August 25, two days after the US Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered "full vaccination of all members…

 If you want a friend be a friend. There is never a guarantee.  However, if you do not put anything into a friendship it’s certain the friendship will never grow.

The UN-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a new report, based on the latest scientific findings, that once again warns that we are at the point of no return …

Perhaps the best possible thing we could acknowledge being is a “divided nation.” Failing to do so justifies — or at least avoids noticing — all manner of violent cruelty and repression in the…

Thirty years can go by in the blink of an eye. It seems like that. I’m headed to the Reno Air Races in Reno, Nevada. I first went to the races in 1991. My friends Brad and Bruce met me in San …

Life presents challenges to us all and most of us understand worry. There are enough ordeals along the way of life to cause each of us to worry our heads off. However, worry will never add ano…

Values that later grew into liberalism began stirring in the epoch now known as The Enlightenment, starting more than three centuries ago, chiefly in England and France. It was an era when kin…

Now, more than ever, it is necessary for the U.S. to be smart about our narrative and the appraisal of our role in the world.

My flying adventures were taking on a new direction so to speak. Flying around the airport doing take offs and landings is one of the most enjoyable experiences in the world. There is more to …

 “You don’t have to be old and sickly to start thinking about the benefits of making a living will, but it’s well worth giving it serious thought if you are a senior citizen,” says Rebecca Web…

Life is short. The best we can do, is the best we can do. If we are doing our best, then what more can we expect from ourselves and others? Most people are doing the best they can with the inf…

I just got a video the other day. My friend will send me interesting videos of all sorts of things. The only trouble is that these videos are always late. They’re not late for any particular r…

There is no serious doubt or debate: anthropogenic (human-effected) activities are driving more hurricanes than ever, more intense killer heat waves than ever in recorded meteorological histor…

Reflect for a moment that Mt. Shasta, off the I-5 in Northern California, was described by John Muir in 1877 as: “Go where you will within a radius of from fifty to a hundred miles, there stan…

Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone into work or commercial sex through force, fraud, or coercion. It is illegal everywhere but happens every day in big cities and small towns a…

Television news reports have confirmed the Taliban has our helicopters, our tanks, our trucks, along with billions of dollars of our American tax payer bought military weapons and more.

Do you watch the television news much? I don’t watch much news on television. The weekend doesn’t have much big time news coming out. Politics takes a break on the weekend, pro sports might ha…

 Adversity is an unavoidable part of life. Death of a loved one, breakup of a relationship, malicious action by another, job loss, natural disaster, or any other undesirable event are all circ…

Can you speak another language? Have you studied a foreign language? A person that speaks two languages is called bi-lingual. A person that speaks one language is called an American. A did mee…

Many Americans did not want our military invading Afghanistan. We did not want our military to stay in Afghanistan. Many of us hoped our troops would leave Afghanistan. However, the chaotic de…

Every day, millions of workers enter people's homes to provide care to those with disabilities and the elderly. These "direct-care" workers assist individuals with bathing and dressing, cookin…

As the US Centers for Disease Control moves to extend a federal eviction moratorium that (including its original CARES Act version) has now been in place for most of 18 months and that Preside…

Don’t you love living in interesting times? Who would have thought that we would have all these special little problems that seemingly come up on a daily basis? In just the last couple of year…

It has been common knowledge for years that all major developing countries have possessed the ability to conduct germ warfare. The Wuhan crisis is no exception. Was a virus created in the lab …

Have you seen those dog food or cat food commercials that advertise natural food? What the heck is that? Have you ever thought that there would be anything but natural food in dog food?

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