The False Debate Between Left and Right Part Two

“Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results — in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.” As the recount and court challenges continue for the 2020 Presidential Election, it is another stark reminder, and…

Working With Robots in a Post-Pandemic World

Whether you turn to news outlets, tech magazines, or academic sources for insight, you’re likely to hear that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to drive massive growth in automation, especially via robots.1 The arguments in favor of this view seem reasonable: Main Street might look dead, but companies that provide shippable goods have been facing double,…

Dating at 40!

If you thought dating in high school was hard, try dating at 40.  I’m in the process of completing a divorce.  I love that lady and wish her the best.  We are divorcing on mutual rather friendly terms. I’m forever grateful for that.  Our relationship ran its course, and we simply could not reconcile some…

The False Debate Between Left and Right

A friend crystalized my belief that the debate between the “left” and “right” is not a debate at all. It is the “left” debating against itself ­– in most cases completing analysis and evaluation to reach a reasonable conclusion. The “right” is unwavering and does not consider the “left’s” perspective. The “right” seems engaged, but it…

Choose Wisely

Two days ago, I shared the following opinions with my daughter for her consideration after she informed me of a young lady that wants to be friends with her, but my daughter is not feeling the connection: Hang with the young people that want to hang with you. Don’t pursue anyone that shows an unwillingness…

9 Points to Ponder (Truth thru Sarcasm)

Number 9. Death is going to happen deal with it. Number 8. Life is sexually transmitted, if you are not trying to create life, practice sex safely. How and why are people still getting burned? Number 7. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die, just saying. Still strive for good health, no…

How do you see yourself?

I met a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant at a cookout over the 2013 Mother’s Day weekend. The Staff Sergeant is on active duty and has been a U.S. Marine for 14 years. His resume is long, and his recounts of experiences were compelling. According to him, he’s poised to advance to Gunnery Sergeant during his…

Politics of the Disingenuous: Healthcare in the United States

The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as ACA, PPACA, or “Obamacare”) has three primary goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies (“premium tax credits”) that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level. Expand…

COVID Fatigue

I didn’t think I would miss being able to go to a movie, a bar, a club, or even a restaurant until now. Just not having the option has wholly confirmed my understanding of my modern self and what I believe to be true of modern humans and desire. We want what we don’t have….