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."
This is my first post in quit a while. The reason was that I had an 11 day hospital stay at the beginning of February for a severe lung infection, that required chest tubes, broad spectrum IV antibiotics, etc. I had wonderful care by terrific doctors and nurses, and have been home for 2 1/2 […]Read more "A Long Time Coming"
Today, January 18, 2021, is just two days before the end of Donald Trump’s Presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s, and nobody could be happier than me about that fact. One thing about the election that has to be reckoned with, though, is that 74 million people did vote for Trump (even though 7 […]Read more "Donald who?"
The word for Donald Trump’s actions over the past week, especially on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, is “sedition”, defined as “incitement to rebel against the authority the state”. What else could it be, when Trump told his cheering crowd to march to the U.S. Capitol Building, and prevent the U.S. Congress from giving the final […]Read more "Donald Trump Impeachment Number Two?"
I’m sure I’m one of many who said “Goodbye, and good riddance” to 2020, and welcome the New Year with hope, at least. 2020 was a bad year for pretty much everyone, largely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but especially so for me and my wife, with the loss of our daughter (which I won’t […]Read more "Greeting a New Year, happily!"
Since my wife and I are still in the same stay-at-home situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awaiting the vaccine, one of the activities that’s helped my the most to avoid going stir-crazy is reading, which I’ve done more of over the last year than ever. I usually like to vary the type of books […]Read more "A year end book report"