Monthly Archives: June 2016

Not Only Those Who Vote

Democracy means that the will of the people – as reflected in elections – shall be implemented, for better or worse. Only the voting citizens of this country decide what is in their best interests, so it is incumbent upon … Continue reading

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Democracy Can Fail

Democracy, like any other form of government, like any other human endeavor, can fail, and, when democracy fails, the result can be devastating. The worst example in modern history of democracy fai… Source: Democracy Can Fail

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Democracy Can Fail

Democracy, like any other form of government, like any other human endeavor, can fail, and, when democracy fails, the result can be devastating. The worst example in modern history of democracy failing is Germany’s election of 1932, which installed the … Continue reading

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With Rights Come Responsibilities, But the NRA Doesn’t See It That Way.

With rights come responsibilities, and no right is absolute. Yet, those who would challenge any effort at reasonable gun laws based on the Second Amendment repeatedly demonstrate their lack of responsibility. The NRA, which claims to appeal to “great Americans,” … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Crest Trail 

Muted palette of grey playing before me The browns of shadow fallen to narrow path The blues of rock-broken boulder bled and dry The greens of pine praying the wooden tower Each true color holding its grey for all time … Continue reading

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Overheard Conversations

“Turkey was beautiful” “What page is he on?” “We need two folding chairs up there.” “When my partner died …” “They sent you a plaque?” “No, that’s not right!” “Oops!” “Where are the kids when we need them?” “up on … Continue reading

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