Yesterday brought the bombshell news, via a leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling, that the Court is likely to reverse the Roe v. Wade decision from 50 years ago, and take away the Federal Government’s protection of women’s rights to have an abortion. This, despite the fact that a large majority of our citizens […]Read more "Reversing Roe v. Wade"
Like so many of us, I’ve been closely following each day’s news about Russia’s criminal invasion of Ukraine. What I’ve learned, fairly recently, is that I have a family connection there. What follows tells more about my family history than I’ve written about here so far. That history is more complicated than for most people. […]Read more "My Ukrainian Connection"
I’ll confess that I’ve never been a Republican sympathizer, having voted for very few people in their party during my lifetime. I do believe in the importance of multiple (or at least two) parties to provide multiple viewpoints about the serious issues our country always faces, so, therefore, it’s been very troubling to me, and […]Read more "Is the Republican Party Beginning to Return to Reality?"
I, for one, was very pleased with everything about President Biden’s speech in the United States Capitol on the first anniversary of the January 6,2021 violent invasion of the building and the United States Congress. The President rightfully labelled the perpetrators as insurrectionists, and included in blame those who urged them on, most importantly our […]Read more "January 6th and the President’s Speech"
As 2021 ends, and 2022 is about to begin, with the COVID pandemic seemingly returning back to the way things were a year ago, there are a few things I can at least hope for in the New Year. The first would, of course, be that the virus somehow becomes more controlled, which would likely […]Read more "Some Hopes for 2022"
As the COVID Pandemic continues on, reading remains very important to me. Even more so, as a large, multi-day event my wife and I were planning to go to was cancelled (due to COVID) at the last minute (a huge disappointment to both of us, but, we agree, it was the right decision). As I’ve […]Read more "A Little Year-End Book Review"
This was the name of a T.V. game show of the 1950s and 1960s (it apparently featured Johnny Carson as it’s host), but I think it also describes one of the major problems, at least in America, today. For too many people, gone are the days when we trusted experts, whether they be doctors, scientists, […]Read more "Who do you trust?"
I, for one, am very happy that this Select Committee has been created. To the Republicans and Trump supporters who complain that this will be a partisan investigation, the answer is, “you had your chance”. The earlier effort to create a non-partisan commission to look into the events of January 6, 2021 were strongly supported […]Read more "House Select Committee on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Congress"
I’m writing this today to strongly encourage anybody out here who’s “vaccine hesitant” to please get a COVID-19 vaccine. A discouraging piece of news, yesterday, was that the number of vaccines administered in the U.S. last week actually fell compared to the previous week. All of us are “sick and tired” of dealing with the […]Read more "Get the Vaccine, Please!"
This is surely the longest post I’ve ever written. Thank you, in advance, to any who have the patience to read it. Why do I exist? What is my place and humankind’s place in the universe? What, exactly, is the universe, and how did it come into existence? What does death mean? These are all […]Read more "Supreme Being? My Evolving Thoughts About God and Religion."