Category Archives: Mind Wanderings

The Death of Civil Discourse: Libtards, Nutjobs, and Trolls

Civil discourse is dead in America. Considered thought, rational analysis, and meaningful discussions are a lost art. Name calling is the new debate tactic. Whenever I write something others may disagree with it is often met with invectives and name-calling … Continue reading

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Born in the USA: The Bright Shining Lie of Uninformed Patriotism

Last night we went to the first of six Pawtucket Red Sox games which feature a themed firework display after the game. (I know this may seem like heresy from a Yankee fan, but it is a nice place to … Continue reading

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Giving the Donald his Due

There are not many things I can think of to compliment President Trump about. I disagree with just about everything he’s done so far. His performance has been dismal as illustrated by the many disasters in such a short period … Continue reading

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God is Deaf

The motivation behind the latest terror bombing in England remains to be seen, but I cannot help but be struck by the pleas for an intervention by some Supreme being as a salve to the pain and anger. One segment … Continue reading

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Words Illuminate the Mind, Actions Unveil the Heart

Wandering around the state of Virginia, visiting various historical locations, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. The man who played such a pivotal role in the formation of this country; writing the Declaration of … Continue reading

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Measuring our (Failure at) Success

Wars, if we are to accept their necessity, need a goal by which we can measure success. The war on drugs is the poster child for a lack of goals. This is not our first dance with wars lacking measurable … Continue reading

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LFL (not ROFLMAO) The Little Free Library: Preserving the Art of Reading (and thanking a teacher)

On Sunday, April 24h, I had the pleasure of donating copies of my novels to Cumberland’s Awesome House of Books. (https://www.facebook.com/CumberlandLFL34034/) This is one example of the growing phenomenon of small, volunteer-run, free-standing places where one can borrow, read, and … Continue reading

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