Celebrating “Day Off” Days

It all started with a huge uproar over Columbus Day. There were some folks who thought Christopher Columbus wasn’t quite the same fellow we all read about in our history books. And, as they pointed out, he certainly wasn’t the first person in the New World, which gave rise to Indigenous People Day being posited [...]

By |2021-06-18T13:34:50+00:00June 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Role” with the Punches?

If she didn’t already know, Vice President Kamala Harris is probably finding out this week what kind of dubious job it is to be Number Two. You have to believe most, if not all, of the previous 48 people to hold that office, didn’t find a lot of good things to say about it. Even [...]

By |2021-06-11T22:22:58+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Been There? Done That?

Countless kids sitting at countless desks for countless years have listened to countless teachers drone on and on about events that occurred years and years and years ago. History is a subject that learners found either fascinating or totally without merit. As in certain math classes, the question always asked was, “When am I ever [...]

By |2021-06-04T22:22:36+00:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It Just Doesn’t Seem Fair, Does It?

Memo to everyone: Great job handling the pandemic and doing without. No movies, no sit-down restaurant dinners, no in-person worship services, no trips to the beach, no sports, no concerts, no picnics, no hugs for Grandma, no normalcy of life. But you did it. And did it well. So, a hearty congratulations goes out to [...]

By |2021-05-28T03:07:37+00:00May 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Get Lost in Translation, Harry.

Despite their plaintive pleas for privacy, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seem to be doing anything but shying away from the spotlight. Chatting with Oprah (and dropping a bombshell or two along the way), signing lucrative business deals with companies about whose products they have little familiarity (the Hunter Biden approach?), and hobnobbing with Hollywood [...]

By |2021-05-21T19:18:00+00:00May 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noisy Little Critters

Fans of funny movies may well remember a Carl Reiner comedy from the 1960s called The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! In this Cold War-era classic, a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of New England. Wishing to avert an international incident, the crew pose as Norwegian sailors and [...]

By |2021-05-14T14:34:32+00:00May 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Great Computer Caper

Perhaps you’ll remember that during the Capitol Hill melee back in January, some nefarious soul managed to make off with Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi’s laptop computer. Up until now, it hasn’t surfaced. But there was news this week that a woman in Alaska might be the keeper of the keyboard and possibly trying to [...]

By |2021-05-07T20:28:33+00:00May 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is that Funny or what?

There’s a strange or disturbing or downright scary phenomenon going on in the good ol’ U.S. of A. right now. People have seemingly stopped laughing at the usual suspects, i.e., those with a public face. Now, granted, there are many things going on that are quite serious and shouldn’t be treated lightly. But it really [...]

By |2021-04-23T20:40:40+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pontificating at the Podium

There’s a job I believe I would avoid like the plague, even if it were the only one left during a pandemic: White House Press Secretary. Oh sure, you do get to work in a cool place full of history (and ghosts, if some folks are to be believed). And you have pretty good access [...]

By |2021-04-16T14:47:12+00:00April 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments