Having spent many years in Texas, I am familiar with Juneteenth and the deep emotions it arouses. Now, we have a national holiday to remember that day, when word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, freeing the enslaved Americans. Now, start remembering . . . !! First, there is a cost to national holidays. Whatever … Continue reading The Glory of NOT Working ?
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You know the world is upside-down when Fox News agrees with Bill Maher. He is a longtime comedy star on HBO, better known for his blistering takedowns of conservatives. This week, they applauded Maher’s rant that liberal Democrats and/or Progressives don’t know how to “high-five” and take a victory lap. Maher called it “progressophobia”, which … Continue reading Progressophobia
“Inflation Jumps to 13-year High” blared the front-page headline on The Wall Street Journal. Although alarmist, it is something Wall Street is paying close attention to . . . or is it? According the Monetarist school of economics, inflation results when you have too much money chasing too few goods. Alternatively, goods available for sale will … Continue reading A Perfect Storm ?
During my school years, math and science were important to me. I appreciated the clarity of thinking and crispness of conclusions. It was science or “hard” power! English and government were also important to me. I appreciated the wide, leisurely thinking, complete with fuzzy nuances. It was art or “soft” power! However, Latin and French … Continue reading Essential Boredom
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