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Eleven Years

I have been writing this ‘on-line opinion magazine’ for a day more than 11 years. Yesterday was my blogiversary, but I was involved with ‘real life’ and couldn’t post.

Things haven’t changed much during that time. For example, we are still dealing with blow-back from Ronnie Raygun’s funding of ‘freedom fighters’ in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and the Shrubbery’s invasion of Iraq.

Rather than admitting they were wrong, the media are still ignoring and/or attacking the people who told them this would happen, and giving airtime to the people who screwed up.

I don’t see any reason to believe that things will change in the near term.

November 22, 2015   12 Comments


It was afternoon and I was on my way to a chemistry class. I had stopped for a drink of water when the news came over the speakers in the classrooms.

For those who weren’t alive at the time: remember what you felt on September 11, 2001 for a taste of November 22, 1963. It was a massive change for the worldview of my generation and it marked the beginning of a period of disruption and decline in the civility of American society. Arthur had died and Camelot fell.

At his inauguration John Kennedy made the point: “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”

The colors of my world will never be as bright as they were on November 21, 1963.

November 22, 2015   2 Comments