War, What Is It Good For?

Edwin Starr asked the question in a Sixties protest song and our emotions agree with his shouted response – “Absolutely nothing!” But our emotions, as always, blind us to the obvious.

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Ukrainian Realities

There is something about underdogs and bullies that explains Realpolitik, the international balance of power, to a nation whose priorities are determined by Influencers, a recently coined job title for teenagers adept at creating TikTok videos.

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The Great Flood

Something happened in the Black Sea 7,500 years ago. It’s all about climate change, real climate change. It could be the flood of Noah as told in Genesis. Is anybody interested?

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Prelude to an Ending

It was 150 years ago that George Custer and the 7th Cavalry died on Last Stand Hill. They were to converge with two other columns. Where were they?

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Science is Freezing Texas

Science is real. But then sometimes its not. Texas froze. That was real. Maybe its time to actually get real.

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A Short Trek Into the Kingdom of “The Experts”

After a career as an expert, the sale of my company brought me into the fellowship of “Experts”. A nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.

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Saturday Night in Greeley, CO

My wife and I went out for dinner a few nights ago. Dinner out, a familiar ritual transformed. One might imagine sitting down to burgers and beer in the ICU of a mediocre hospital. In earlier times I might have…

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California’s Burning – PG&E, Gill Ranch and Me

My heart goes out to the good men and women of PG&E delivering service to their customers. Like their customers, they have been betrayed. Some thoughts on their Generals.

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We Three Kings of Orient Are

Christmas is here. The sacred and the secular mix in a swirling stew. Everyone has an angle, don’t you know?

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In Search of Moonbeams and Unicorn Breath

It is getting increasingly difficult to separate reality from make believe. We have been seduced, not that we put up much of a fight. But the sweet nothings our lover whispers into our ear get increasingly hard to believe.

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